Archive for October 31st, 2009

Paralyzed teenager undergoes intensive treatment

| 31/10/2009 | 17 Comments

(CNS) Family and friends of  14-year-old Adryan Powell, who was critically injured when two masked gunmen opened fire on him in a shooting incident in West Bay, are holding a fundraiser on 9 November for special equipment Adryan will needof when he returns home. Currently undergoing treatment in Florida, the teenager is also attending school there, News 27 has reported. Adryan was shot seven times during the incident in July in which 20-year-old Marcus Ebanks was murdered and Ebanks’ younger brother Rod was also injured. Doctors have told Adryan’s family he has complete paralysis from the waist down and doctors are not able to do an MRI because of bullet fragments in his body, which cannot be removed.

According to the television news station, the family is now waiting on doctors to tell them when they will be able to bring Adryan home.

Local dishes will be sold at a fundraiser on Monday, 9 November, starting at 11am Remembrance Day Public Holiday at Garvin Park, Morgan’s Harbour (next to Dolphin Cove). Anyone who would like to make a donation can do so at First Caribbean Bank to the Account # 10167783.   

Meanwhile, police have not arrested any suspects in connection with the Bonaventure Road shooting, which police Commissioner David Baines said was linked to several other shootings which started with the killing of Omar Samuels in McField Lane, George Town on 5 July. Baines said last week that Adryan was a perfectly innocent bystander and he was not involved in any gang activity but was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Go to News 27 report

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Fatal accident in East End

| 31/10/2009 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Updated (Saturday 11:50 am)The young man killed in a fatal crash in the early hours of Saturday morning was 20-year-old Reuben Forbes the brother of Cayman’s elite hurdling athlete Ronald Forbes. Police confirmed Saturday that the driver of a vehicle had been pronounced dead at the CI hospital after an accident in East End. The vehicle which Forbes was driving veered off the road in the vicinity of Lover’s Wall, into a ditch at around 2:00 am. Two other passengers are both receiving treatment at the hospital, authorities said, and although serious thay are not beleived to be life threatening.This is the third fatal accident on Cayman’s roads this year and police say an investigation into how the crash happened is underway.

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