A massive search is now under-way at the Hellshire Beach in St Catherine to locate the body of an 18-year-old boy who reportedly drowned Monday evening.
"He left home and went to the beach to spend the Easter Monday holiday with his friends but he never came back home,” said the teen’s distraught mother, Gloria Terrelonge.
The Hellshire Police report that the teen had visited the beach with a group of friends when he got into difficulties in an attempt to rescue a child from drowning.
The child was saved by others, but it was later realised that the teen was also struggling in the water. Attempts were made to rescue him but they proved futile.