Moruga fisherman dies in boating collision

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Moruga fisherman dies in boating collision

A boating accident at sea off Moruga has claimed the life of Leston “Mumble Jack” Douglas, a 62-year-old fisherman from Grand Chemin in Moruga.

Acording to reports, Douglas and a female relative were fishing in their 27-foot pirogue, Humming Bird, at around 12.20 am, about two nautical miles off Marac Village, also in Moruga.

Another pirogue, Libra, captained by a fellow villager, collided with it, leaving the Humming Bird partially submerged.

The captain helped Douglas and the woman aboard his pirogue and went ashore. Humming Bird then sank.

Moruga police and EHS personnel were alerted. Douglas was unresponsive and all attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.