Haiti: Six Die in Second Deadly Shipwreck in as many Days
- Tuesday, July 10, 2012 10:11 PM
LABADIE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The sinking near the resort of Labadie (north) of a small boat, carrying twenty young adults Sunday night, killed six people, according to an official statement on Monday by the Department Delegate of the North Yvon Alteon.
Deteriorating weather caused this disaster at Roche Sauvage after another marine accident over the weekend, Saturday, took the life of one boater and left 4 others missing off the island of La Gonave (west).
The young people were celebrating a birthday and were intoxicated both sexes who were returning from the beach. "These gentlemen and ladies were very influenced by alcohol," reiterated Mr. Alteon stating that one of the victims, Mackenson Docteur, was asphyxiated trying to save six others out of the water.
Research conducted by the Coast Guard of Haiti and volunteer rescuers helped recover fourteen survivors and two bodies were recovered Sunday night and four during the day Monday.
The delegate from the North presented the following list of people who died in the sinking: Santania Augustus, 18; Mackenson Docteur, 24, Djuly Augustine, 27; Michel Prevalue, 18; Claudy Prevalus, 20, and Samuel Jean-Baptiste who was in his twenties.
Yvon Alteon took the opportunity to inform that the Waterway and Maritime Service of Haiti (SEMANAH) has adopted some measures to provide security guarantees to the users of local marine transportation.
Often in great danger in a country that has not stopped accumulating disasters, travelers of the sea are decidedly not the end of their sentence.
Saturday morning, a yacht sank crashed near La Gonave leaving one dead and several missing.
The island had also experienced in the evening a terrible whirlwind, accompanied by heavy rains, which tore the roof off of several houses and destroyed many plantations.
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Source: Radio Kiskeya