Image via Cana News, 24 August 2108. 

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug. 24, CMC – The bodies of five year old Jace Jones and Llewellyn Reid, a 65 year old raft captain were recovered from the Martha Brae River in the northern parish of Trelawny on Thursday afternoon.

They both drowned on Tuesday during a rafting excursion.

The police report that the search began on Tuesday afternoon, after Jace, who lived in the US state of Massachusetts, fell off the raft during the popular ride on the river.

Reid, who was piloting the raft, reportedly jumped in the river and managed to rescue the child and placed him on his back.

However, while attempting to swim back to the raft, Reid got into difficulties and along with child became submerged.

Jace’s two older brothers, who were also on the raft, were later rescued when the vessel drifted to a section of the bank of the river.

On Thursday, after hours of searching, a team of local divers found the bodies after they surfaced on the water.

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Jace and his brothers were visiting relatives on the island when they went to the popular attraction.

Meanwhile, the operator of Rafter’s Village, Johnny Gourzong, described Reid as a very experienced rafter.

“This raft captain (Reid) is one of the most experienced. He was a good swimmer ,” he told the Observer newspaper.


COME Monday, Venezuelans hoping to enter Trinidad and Tobago legally will be required to obt…

THE Government has relented and will be keeping the current 30-day time frame to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said yesterday while Government has bowed to public pressure and kept the 30-day time frame for providing information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), there are grave implications in placing the Attorney General in the law as gatekeeper.

THE imposition of visas for Venezuelans shows that Government is creating policy “on a hoof” and this will not treat with illegal migrants pouring into the country, says Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar.