SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION CONDUCTED BY POLICE

Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 06, 2019 (RSCNPF): The Police along with Fire and Rescue Services and the Defence Force conducted a search for two persons who were reported lost in the White Gate area on June 04.

Police received a report that two persons who were staying nearby got lost while hiking to Mount Liamuiga. Investigations so far have revealed that James Beattie of the USA and Emily Goodyear of England went on a hike on Tuesday afternoon at about 4:00 p.m. Beattie fell ill and Goodyear left to get help and lost her way. The search team found Goodyear who then guided them in the direction of Beattie. He was found lying motionless along the hiking trail.

The District Medical Examiner arrived on scene, examined the body and pronounced him dead. To determine the cause of death, an autopsy has been scheduled for Friday, June 07. Police are continuing their investigation into the matter.