Body found floating in Simpson bay Lagoon

On Sunday December 11 2016, a patrol was dispatch to the Pink Iguana Restaurant on the Airport Boulevard where a body was discovered floating in the Lagoon. With the assistance of the coastguard the lifeless body of an adult male was pulled out of the Lagoon. His body was discovered at approximately 09.30 am (nine thirty).

After being examined by the forensic doctor it was decided to confiscate the body for further investigation. There was no indication that foul play was involved in his death. The search of his clothing revealed a British driver’s license and passport registered under the name of Russell Frank HODGSON. He was born on November 30, 1945.  The body was transported shortly afterwards to the Royal Funeral Home. Witnesses were questioned and contact was quickly made with members of his family who are expected to arrive on the island so that the body can officially be released.