Man drowns off 7MB

| 21/05/2012

(CNS): Updated — The RCIPS has now named the man who drowned Sunday afternoon after jumping from a boat off Seven Mile Beach. Police said that the body of 43-year-old Stephen David Kinch of Canada was recovered at about 5:20pm from the ocean floor in about forty-five feet of water by divers of the RCIPS’ Marine Unit. Kinch was transported to the South Terminal dock at George Town, from where he was taken by ambulance to the George Town hospital. At about 3:13pm the 911 emergency centre received a telephone call from a man reporting that his friend had jumped into the ocean from the boat they were both aboard and had not resurfaced.

The men were aboard a 19-foot boat between Calico Jacks and the Great House. The marine units and Xray 1 were dispatched to the area where the victim had gone into the water. 

Police are continuing their investigation into the tragedy.

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  1. Feaver says:

    I worked with Steve for many years in N.S., truly a unique individual. You will always be missed.


    • local says:

      A touching tribute on Canadian TV… a real shame forthis tragedy.  He seemed like a very well liked person and shall be missed.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Turk,  we all miss you bud

  3. Anonymous says:

    u were larger than life itself; we will all miss u …. 

  4. Anonymous says:

    Tomorrow isn't guaranteed. Live as if it is your last day.  Such a tragedy. 

  5. Anonymous says:

    He was loved by many and his life is being celebrated by his close friends back home today. He will be dearly missed. Next round is on me buddy!

  6. Anonymous says:

    My heart goes out to his family in Canada…..and your info is wrong 2 police marine unit divers from a ( police vessel)  recovered the young man from the sea.  

  7. Anonymous says:

    Condolences to the family and friends of deceased.