Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Body of 9-y-o boy who was washed away by flood waters found

Members of one of a number of search parties that assisted with the effort to recover the body of a nine-year-old boy who was washed away by flood waters in August Town, St Andrew on Wednesday.

Members of one of a number of search parties that assisted with the effort to recover the body of a nine-year-old boy who was washed away by flood waters in August Town, St Andrew on Wednesday.

A desperate four-day search by local authorities to find Kyle Richards, the nine-year-old child who went missing after flood waters swept through his community in August Town on Wednesday, has ended in tragedy.

Reports are that the body of the child was found on Sunday in a section of the Hope River that runs in the vicinity of Harbour View, also in St Andrew, but miles away from August Town.

Activities amid the search for the child.

Reports reaching Loop News are that the gruesome discovery of the body in a state of decomposition was made as community members and the police continued their fourth day of search.

Reports are that the child was on his way home during the heavy rains on Wednesday, when flood waters overtook the roadway that he normally uses.

Police personnel and concerns residents and family members worked closely and with a sense of purpose in search of the child.

An alarm was raised and family and community members launched a desperate search that continued with nightly breaks until Sunday.

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