By Sue-Ann Wayow
A THREE-day search for Anneicia Lewis, who was lost on floods on Friday, came to a tragic end on Sunday morning with the discovery of her body at the mouth of the Diego Martin River.
Police reported that around 6.50am, police officers recovered a female body southwest of the Bagatelle River in the vicinity of the La Riviera Towers Westmoorings.
Earlier on Sunday, officers received a telephone call which led the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Coastal and Riverine Unit to the discovery of a drifting body. The officers were able to retrieve and bring the body to shore which was then identified by Lewis’s brother Abbion Phillip.
Lewis, 36, of Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin was reported missing on September 3 after attempting to walk through an area when there was a large downpour of rain causing waters to rise rapidly.
A search party was formed, which consisted of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s (TTPS) Air Support Unit, Coastal and Riverine Unit, Cyber Crime Unit, the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service Santa Cruz Search and Rescue unit and the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Camp Ogden.
The search area included treacherous and mountainous terrain off Fond Palmiste Road, Diego Martin, and the entire Diego Martin River and banks from the mountain all the way to the sea.
Additional assistance was provided by volunteer family members, friends, villagers, fishermen and hunters.
West End Police are continuing investigations.