By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Chief Reporter
ROYAL Bahamas Defence Force divers pulled a body out of waters near Potter’s Cay Dock on Thursday.
The Defence Force's Harbour Patrol Unit responded to reports a man had jumped into the sea at the western end of the dock, but had not resurfaced.
A body was found at the eastern end of the dock shortly after 6.40pm by military divers, and turned over to officials from the Coroner’s Unit, according to a press statement.
“Patrol craft P-115 coxswained by Leading Seaman Anthony Rigby went to the area to investigate,” it said.
“The Military Dive Team was also dispatched to assist with search efforts.
It continued: “Patrol craft P-115 took the body to the Harbour Patrol facility where it was turned over to officials from the Coroner's Unit for further investigation.
“Senior Lieutenant Andrew Bowe, Commanding Officer of the Harbour Patrol Unit, admonishes Jet Ski and recreational craft operators to adhere to boat safety laws by wearing life vests and to travel at a safe speed when operating recreational craft.”
Marines also rescued a man and young child after their jet skit overturned shortly after 4pm the same day.
“Shortly after 4:00 pm Thursday,” the statement read, “two Bahamian occupants – an adult male and a young child were riding a Jet Ski on the eastern side of Potters' Cay Dock when they lost control, causing the Jet Ski to overturn. Marines in the area immediately jumped into the water and pulled both individuals to safety.”