Intoxicated man takes fatal plunge in Mahdia swimming pool
A man identified as Carl Welcome of number 53 Village Corentyne, Berbice was pronounced dead on arrival at the Mahdia Hospital just around noon yesterday after taking a fatal plunge in a swimming pool.
Thirty-year-old Welcome was said to have been under the influence of alcohol when he jumped into the swimming pool at a hotel owned by businessman Roger Hinds. Reports out of the area stated that Welcome was seen consuming alcohol earlier in the day. He was heard telling friends of his desire to take a swim in the pool. Moments later persons heard a splash in the pool. Welcome had plunged in but after a few minutes and he failed to surface, persons who were in the area jumped in and pulled his lifeless body out. This publication was told that the man appeared dead but a resident of the area still tried to perform mouth to mouth resuscitation. Welcome was rushed to the Mahdia hospital where his death was confirmed.
Preparations are being made to get his remains to the city for a post mortem examination.