What started off as a family Easter lime and cookout on Marlmount beach in St. David on Easter Monday turned tragic, when a 29 year old resident lost his life.
Jevon Ferguson was out with family and friends when according to eyewitness reports, he went missing.
Jada Williams, one of Jevon’s relatives, says her younger sister hinted that someone was in distress, but with no visible signs, no alarms were sounded.
It wasn’t until it was time to go a few minutes later that they realized Jevon was a no show.
She says when they realized someone was in distress; one villager dived in, pulled out the body and attempted CPR.
Jada said despite the attempts to save Jevons life, he was pronounced dead on the scene by a medical doctor.
Martin Lewis, one of the people who attempted to rescue the distressed young man, gave a similar account of what transpired.
He told GBN when the cry went out, he was one of those who jumped in to help, but soon realize ‘it didn’t make any sense’.
Before his passing, Jevon lived with his father in Requin St. David.
An autopsy report conducted on Tuesday confirmed he died of asphyxiation by drowning.