Soldiers and ODPM officials seaching for the body of Anthony Walkes

Teams from the T&T Defence Force and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) are using a drone to search for the body of a man who was swept away in yesterday’s floods in Princes Town.

He has been identified as Anthony Walkes, 49, of New Grant.

Reports are that he went to Hardbargain around 2 pm Monday to visit relatives. Eyewitnesses reported seeking Walkes trying to cross a bridge to get to his relatives’ house when he was swept away in the floodwaters.

Walkes relatives are assisting in the search for his body.