EASTER SWIMMING EXACTS ANOTHER TOLL? UNNATURAL DEATHS ON SOUTH & WEST COAST OF BARBADOS

Police are investigating the unnatural death of Antonio Orlando Griffith, 40 years of Colleton, St Peter; he died at the QEH on 16 April 2014. His brother Julien Leroy Griffith, 38 years of the same address was arrested and charged for the Offence of Serious Bodily Harm in relation to the injury inflicted on Antonio Griffith on 12th April 2014.

He appeared at the Holetown/District E Magistrates Court on 14 April 2014 and was remanded until 12 May 2014. It is expected that the charge will be upgraded to Murder.

On 12 April 2014, the two brothers were involved in a dispute at the residence they shared along with other family members.  As a result, Antonio received a stab wound to his face and was transported to the QEH where he subsequently died.

On 12 April 2014, the two brothers were involved in a dispute at the residence they shared along with other family members. As a result, Antonio received a stab wound to his face and was transported to the QEH where he subsequently died.

Investigations are continuing.

UNNATURAL DEATH AT ENTERPRISE BEACH

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the unnatural death of Clyde Leo Layne, 57 years, a Barbadian born US citizen, staying at Scarborough, Christ Church, which occurred on 21 April 2014, at Enterprise Beach, Christ Church.

Clyde and his brother Ralph Layne were at the mentioned beach, when Clyde got into difficulty whilst in the water, sometime between 3.30 pm and 4.00 pm, attempting to retrieve a remote control boat. Ralph went to his assistance and brought him ashore, where further assistance was rendered by lifeguards on duty and paramedics who were on duty at the nearby Oistins. Clyde died at the scene.

Clyde and his brother Ralph Layne were at the mentioned beach, when Clyde got into difficulty whilst in the water, sometime between 3.30 pm and 4.00 pm, attempting to retrieve a remote control boat. Ralph went to his assistance and brought him ashore, where further assistance was rendered by lifeguards on duty and paramedics who were on duty at the nearby Oistins. Clyde died at the scene.

Investigations are continuing.

  • David Welch; Insp.

Public Relations Officer

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