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Three visitors drown in St Vincent


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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Tragedy struck at Trinity Falls last week Tuesday afternoon claiming the lives of three Czech Republic nationals visiting this country.Dead are 71-year-old Marie Kroupova, her husband Petr Coropa, 70, captain of the Tequila, the yacht on which they sailed to St Vincent, and 62-year-old Oldrich Mazurek.The Searchlight Newspaper understands that the visitors were a part of a ten-member team that arrived in the country the day before.The Police Public Relations Department in a Press statement noted that police were investigating the circumstances surrounding the drownings which occurred about 1:30 p.m. at the popular recreation site in North Leeward.Police said they received information that the visitors arrived in the country aboard the Tequila, which was anchored at Cumberland Bay.The party is said to have gone to Trinity Falls for a swim, when Kroupova reportedly encountered difficulties while in the water.According to the police, the other two visitors went to her assistance but all three subsequently drowned.Area representative for North Leeward, Dr Jerrol Thompson, reportedly swapped his suit for a T-shirt and short pants provided by a constituent before dashing into the raging Trinity Falls waters to assist in retrieving the bodies.On Wednesday morning, Searchlight contacted Thompson for a comment on the mishap.Thompson, a medical doctor, said that he was at the graduation ceremony of the Petit Bordel Secondary School when he received news of the tragedy from the tour party that took the visitors there.He said he went to the nearby Chateaubelair Police Station where he joined the second batch of police officers who were about to journey up to the trail.Thompson said when he arrived at the Trinity Falls, he “surveyed the situation and saw that there were three bodies”.(Searchlight Newspaper)


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