A Down-d-Islands outing with a group of friends on Sunday turned tragic when one of them died after falling overboard and was struck by the propellers of a boat they occupied.
The victim was identified as Nicholas Kowlessar, 42, of St Joseph Village, San Fernando. He worked as a Marine Supervisor at A.R. Singh Contractors Limited in Point Fortin.
Kowlessar was taken to the T&T Coast Guard Headquarters at Staubles Bay in Chaguaramas by his friends seeking help.
The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard has rescued a boat that had been adrift for the last 6 to 7 days.
The vessel was on the way from Spain to Grenada when it developed problems.
The Defence Force says that at 8pm on Thursday, Lieutenant Diaz; Captain of TTS Speyside received information about a vessel, "Wichita", adrift on the East Coast of Trinidad.
Coast Guard boat CG25 was deployed to the vessel’s last known position, six nautical miles east of the Dolphin Production Platform, to render assistance.