Body of Serge Island employee fished from river, suspected drowning
The body of a man who is believed to have drowned was yesterday fished from a river in St Thomas.
He has been identified as 48-year-old Serge Island Dairies employee, Lincoln Taylor of Seaforth.
It is reported that Taylor left work sometime after 1 o'clock in the afternoon and went to the Negro River in the vicinity of Danvers Pen.
He was allegedly seen around 1:30 by a tractor driver who was working along the riverbed.
According to reports Taylor was seen half-dressed lying on the side of the river and appeared to be asleep.
It is reported that the tractor driver passed the area again after 3 o’clock in the afternoon and saw something floating in the river.
Upon closer observation he realised it was the body of a man.
The driver allegedly pulled the body out of the water and raised an alarm.
The police were notified and workers from Serge Island Diaries identified the body.