St Ann man suspected of drowning in tank, police launch probe

Detectives assigned to the St. Ann Police Division are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a senior citizen whose body was found in a water tank on Tuesday.

The man has been identified as 87-year-old Richard King, of Lumsden district, Bamboo, St. Ann.

Reports from the Bamboo Police are that, about 1:45 p.m., passers-by stumbled upon the body and alerted them.

Upon their arrival, King’s body was seen afloat in the water.

The body was fished from the water, the scene processed and the body removed to the morgue for post mortem.