Boy, 14, drowns at National Aquatic Centre


Joel Adams, a 14-year-old student of Dennis Street Sophia Care Centre, lost his life at about 15:05 hrs on Tuesday at the National Aquatic Centre at Liliendaal, Georgetown.

Investigations revealed that Adams left the Care Centre with a group of children at about 13:30 hrs and went to the Aquatic Centre for a swim programme.

Miss Khemwatti Dasrat, the Caretaker, related that at about  14:55 hrs, she heard the whistle blow at the Aquatic Centre, and the children started to exit the pool.

One of the swim coaches related that she saw when Adams “back-flicked” into the pool, and the Life Guard jumped in the pool to rescue him.

He was taken out of the pool and attended to by a Nurse there on stand-by. An ambulance was summoned, and he was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The body is at the GPHC’s Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.

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1 Comment
  1. habeeb says

    How deep is the water at point where he BACK-FLIPPED ?
    I’ll bet he hit his head if in shallow water.

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