Man pulled from water dies in hospital

| 14/10/2014

(CNS): Updated Tuesday – Police have now confirmed that the man who is believed to have drowned on Sunday in North Side is Henry William Dixon (41) of East End. An RCIPS spokesperson said that officers from the Marine Unit are continuing their investigation into the circumstances over how the man drowned. The  911 emergency centre had received a call at 18:21 reporting that the man had been pulled from the water at Rum Point and the victim was being conveyed by a private boat to ‘Duck Pond’ Leeward Drive, North Sound Estates. Emergency Medical Services, Police Uniform Section and the Marine Unit met the vessel and the victim received treatment at the location before being taken to George Town Hospital where, after further efforts to save his life failed, he was later pronounced dead. 

Extending their condolences to the bereaved family the police said that enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing. Anyone who may have information is asked to please contact PC Dwight Rivers of the Marine Unit at 949 7710.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    RIP , cool dude

  2. Anonymous says:

    is it confirmed that this gentleman drowned? could it have been a heart attack or some other cause of death? some comments on this strory are very harsh it seems.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why was he being taken from Rum Point by boat to North Sound Estates? why not just head straight into land at RP? 

    Just asking. My condolences to the family.

  4. peter milburn says:

    Is it time to have qualified Life Guards at these popular weekend spots?  I have long said that we also need them at many of the hotels condos along 7 mile beach and public beach. 

     
  5. Anonymous says:

    This RumPoint Sunday "thing" has long been out of hand. RIDICULOUS.

    R.I.P sir, sorry you had to go this way.

  6. Sweet sop says:

    How in Gods name can the RCIP be responsible. Even if there was police patrol they can't control peoples drinking. We are responsible for our own actions.

  7. Izabella says:

    RIP Henry

     

    Rum Pointer: Before you point fingers , Henry could swim. You did not know Henry so stop judging because you dont know what happened.  Get you police to investigate their "own" on sundays RP loaded with Booze and partying.  The marine unit knows these Captains that drink and operate boats on sundays.

     

     

     

     

    Henry you wll be missed!

     

    RIP my Bro

     

     

  8. Anonymous says:

    Condolences to the family.

  9. Rum Pointer says:

    Gone are the days when we had Drugs Task Force Marine patrol vessels on patrol and on the scene for these type of emergencies. We miss you Derek Haines this entire island is now constantly suffering embarassment and lack of security and vigilence and lives due to this very inept and incompetent foreign run RCIPS. Who simply do not care or have a clue and by people who have absolutely no marine experience and some from "a Yard" who can't even swim. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Were you at Rum Point yesterday?  Obviously not because RCIPS was very much on patrol out there. 

      Bottom line, it's not the RCIPS responsibility to ensure people don't drown themselves. It's everyone's responsibility to know their own limits and abilities.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Is Derek Haines not 'foreign'?.

      Your post does not really make any sense – how is a man drowning the fault of the police. The marine unit cannot be everywhere and even if they could they are there to protect our borders, not to act as lifeguards. Is personal responsibilty a thing of the past? – I guess it might be when it needs written guidelines for the highest elected official in the land telling him not to withdraw money from a government credit card and feed it to a slot machine!

      I think you should consider finding your very large stone and do your very best to crawl back under it.