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American man drowns at Portland beach

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 2:19 AM

An American man drowned yesterday afternoon after going swimming at a beach in Fairy Hill, Portland.

He has been identified as 72-year-old Robert Nelson.

According to the police, Nelson was with friends at Winifred beach shortly after 3 o’clock when he went swimming.

The police say the elderly man reportedly got into difficulty.

His friends rushed to his assistance and managed to pull him from the water.

He was rushed to the Port Antonio hospital, some six miles away.

However, upon their arrival, the elderly man was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

Investigation is been carried out by the police.