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Police Investigate Death Of Boy, 14, From Drowning

By SANCHESKA BROWN

Tribune Staff Reporter

sbrown@tribunemedia.net

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the apparent drowning of a 14-year-old boy on Sunday afternoon.

The incident happened around 1.30pm.

According to reports, a group of boys from a Haitian Village were swimming in the pond off of Cowpen Road east of Spikenard Road when one of the boys drowned.

EMS personal pronounced the boy dead on the scene.

Police have released little information surrounding the incident but The Tribune understands the boy is Johnathon Ettitene, of All Saints Drive.

This incident comes just weeks after a two toddlers nearly drowned while on Xanadu Beach.

Police say the two- and three-year-old girls were on the beach with family members when they went under water.

They were given CPR until they were taken to hospital and luckily, survived.

Last month, tragedy struck a Nassau family when their son drowned and their daughter was left fighting for her life.

The nine-year-old boy drowned while swimming in Goodman’s Bay.

His sister, also nine, was in critical condition in a coma after she attempted to save her brother’s life.

These incidents have prompted police to ask members of the public to be vigilant while on the beach with young children and to supervise them at all times.

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