An 18-year-old Valencia teenager drowned while bathing in a river on Monday afternoon.
Joshua Seemungal of K.P. Lands, was reportedly bathing with a group of friends in the Quare River on Quare Road, Valencia.
However, around 4.55 p.m. Seemungal started experiencing difficulties.
His friends attempted a rescue, but they were not successful.
An alarm was then raised and a passerby assisted in retrieving Seemungal from the river.
The Emergency Health Services (EHS) and Valencia Police officers were contacted and the young man remained unresponsive after vital sign checks.
A district medical officer examined the body and ordered it removed to the Sangre Grande mortuary pending a post-mortem at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex mortuary.
Cpl Baksh is continuing investigations.