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Four year old drowned in St Lucia (Kiter tried to help?)

Postby cglazier » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:09 pm

A Canadian has been arrested after a young boy drowned while on a kite surfing ride in St. Lucia, local police said.

Terrel Joshua Elibox, 4, was being given a ride by a kite surfer at Bois Chadon beach in Vieux Fort on Sunday when he fell off and went under the water.

A man was on shore with the child’s grandmother at the time and spoke with HTS St. Lucia, a local TV tation.

“We heard a cry, somebody saying ‘look the man took the child and went into the ocean and they fell into the ocean…’ We all left what we were doing and ran.”

Police said they found his body nearby on Coconut Bay Beach around 6 a.m. local time on Tuesday.

HTS reports that the man allegedly took the boy against the wishes of his family.

Foreign Affairs told CityNews it’s aware that a Canadian has been detained but would not disclose any more details, citing privacy concerns.

There is no word on charges.
http://www.citynews.ca/2015/02/26/canad ... -st-lucia/

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Re: Four year old dies in kitesurfing incident, St Lucia

Postby fastrider » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:13 pm

Anytime a kid gets hurt or killed my heart goes out to his family. So sad

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Re: Four year old dies in kitesurfing incident, St Lucia

Postby Toby » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:28 pm

oh no, what terrible news!

Very sorry to hear this.

Who didn't take a child onto his back already? Kids love it...but how can one take a kid against the parents will?

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Re: Four year old dies in kitesurfing incident, St Lucia

Postby ElbowRoom » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:36 pm

how in the hell does a person take a 4 year old child into deep water without a life jacket.

this is terrible news and HORRIBLE judgement on the part of the kitesurfer and other adults there.

the stupidity of modern man is astounding. :(

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Re: Four year old dies in kitesurfing incident, St Lucia

Postby t3rse » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:55 pm

Terrible judgement. Terrible consequences.

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Re: Four year old dies in kitesurfing incident, St Lucia

Postby matth » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:58 pm

Can you get the death penalty for being stupid? This story is almost hard to believe...

This sport looks sweet and graceful but can kill you in a second.

Rest in peace little man!!!

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Re: Four year old dies in kitesurfing incident, St Lucia

Postby The Captain » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:14 pm

The news and the truth are often different.
That aside, it does serve to remind us all to use good judgment.

Very sad story indeed.

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Re: Four year old dies in kitesurfing incident, St Lucia

Postby Do-it » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:22 pm

Any water is deep for a 4 yr old. I witnessed a Venezuelan kiter take a 6-8 year old out without a jacket on, so I went over and called him out on it. He told me to mind my own business and the child could swim. Idiots are lurking everywhere.

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Re: Four year old dies in kitesurfing incident, St Lucia

Postby RickI » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:25 pm

Yes, I would hold opinion on this until and if more reliable facts become available. It is easy to chase off in the emotion of the moment, driven by inaccurate information.

"The body of a four year old Vieux Fort boy who drowned during a church outing on Independence Day has been recovered. The body was found floating on the sea close to Coconut Bay hotel early Tuesday morning by a civilian, according to Inspector Marcellinus Leonce of the Vieux Fort Criminal Investigations Department. The incident occurred around two o’clock Sunday, at the Bois Chadon Beach near Coconut Bay Hotel.

Terrel Joshua Elibox of Augier, Vieux Fort was attending a church function at the beach with his family when he went missing.

There are conflicting reports as to how the pre-schooler got into the sea.


Relatives have told the police that he was taken onto a surfboard without a life jacket by an unknown man who was kite surfing.


However police say the surfer has come forward to report that the child was already in the water and was drowning when he attempted to render assistance. According to the man, who has not been identified by police, during the rescue, the surfboard overturned and young Terrel fell into the water and disappeared.

A search of the area on Saturday and Sunday by the Marine police Unit failed to find Terrel Elibox.

Inspector Leonce has commended the civilian – Ashton Mitchel – for his efforts in searching for the missing boy.

- See more at: http://stluciatimes.com/article/body-vi ... jAMEH.dpuf"

The kitesurfer is a physician and by accounts a very responsible person. He has even rescued others before while biking in Canada. The child seems to have been unattended and wandered off. He was drowned in subsequent events. It is quite possible the doctor was trying to save the child, who may have already drown at the point, he fell off the vacationing kiter's board. Perhaps he was trying CPR on the board, or just trying to get him into the beach. Hopefully, more verified details will come out. For now though, I would cool your jets.

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Re: Four year old dies in kitesurfing incident, St Lucia

Postby matth » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:34 pm

RickI wrote:Yes, I would hold opinion on this until and if more reliable facts become available. It is easy to chase off in the emotion of the moment, driven by inaccurate information.

"The body of a four year old Vieux Fort boy who drowned during a church outing on Independence Day has been recovered. The body was found floating on the sea close to Coconut Bay hotel early Tuesday morning by a civilian, according to Inspector Marcellinus Leonce of the Vieux Fort Criminal Investigations Department. The incident occurred around two o’clock Sunday, at the Bois Chadon Beach near Coconut Bay Hotel.

Terrel Joshua Elibox of Augier, Vieux Fort was attending a church function at the beach with his family when he went missing.

There are conflicting reports as to how the pre-schooler got into the sea.


Relatives have told the police that he was taken onto a surfboard without a life jacket by an unknown man who was kite surfing.


However police say the surfer has come forward to report that the child was already in the water and was drowning when he attempted to render assistance. According to the man, who has not been identified by police, during the rescue, the surfboard overturned and young Terrel fell into the water and disappeared.

A search of the area on Saturday and Sunday by the Marine police Unit failed to find Terrel Elibox.

Inspector Leonce has commended the civilian – Ashton Mitchel – for his efforts in searching for the missing boy.

- See more at: http://stluciatimes.com/article/body-vi ... jAMEH.dpuf"

The kitesurfer is a physician and by accounts a very responsible person. He has even rescued others before while biking in Canada. The child seems to have been unattended and wandered off. He was drowned in subsequent events. It is quite possible the doctor was trying to save the child, who may have already drown at the point, he fell off the vacationing kiter's board. Perhaps he was trying CPR on the board, or just trying to get him into the beach. Hopefully, more verified details will come out. For now though, I would cool your jets.

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That would make a hell of a lot more sense. Like I said before this story sounds hard to believe.


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