GRAN COUVA – A radio announcer has drowned while attempting to swim across a pond at the La Vega Estate in Gran Couva on Sunday.
Reports indicate that Justin Dookhi, of Sweet 100.1FM, was on an excursion with relatives and friends when he tried to swim across a pond and experienced difficulties.
Eyewitnesses said he went under water and disappeared for a few minutes and had to be rescued by relatives.
He was pulled from the pond and a video on social media shows that attempts were made to revive him.
Dookhi was taken to the Couva District Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Swimming is not allowed in the ponds at the estate where people go to have picnics and fish.
There are no lifeguards on duty.
The management and staff of TTT Limited extended condolences to the family. A release stated the company was “saddened by the untimely passing of our work colleague Justin Dookhi of Sweet 100.1FM.”