The body found at Rawacou Beach on Monday has been identified as that of Javed Clarke, the 17-year-old student who went missing at sea while swimming on Saturday.
Police said today (Tuesday) that about 5:53 p.m. on Monday, a resident of Stubbs went to the Stubbs Police Station and reported that a body had washed ashore at Rawacou Beach.
The police and the district medical officer visited the scene and the physician declared the person dead.
Clarke’s body was later identified by his guardian.
Police said Clarke, a student of the North Union Secondary School, encountered difficulties around 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023 while swimming at Cedars Beach.
As a result, divers from the SVG Coast Guard and police officers attached to the Biabou Police Station carried out several searches in the surrounding waters but did not recover a body.
Police said a post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted on the body to ascertain the cause of death.
“The RSVGPF extends condolences to all who are negatively affected by this incident. The investigations continue,” the police statement said.