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Brief: Man Drowns Off Frederiksted Beach

July 30, 2007 — The VIPD dive team recovered the body of Frederiksted resident Gerrard Doward 200 feet from the Frederiksted beach around 3 p.m. Monday.
Doward, 38, and a friend went on a recreational fishing trip early in the day and the vessel’s engine failed, according to a VIPD news release issued late Monday. Doward attempted to swim ashore for assistance around 11 a.m., his fishing companion told police. A missing person report was filed with police at approximately 1:30 p.m., the release said.
A citizen walking along the beach discovered the drowned man's body and contacted police. Doward’s family and loved ones were notified of the incident at the scene.
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July 30, 2007 -- The VIPD dive team recovered the body of Frederiksted resident Gerrard Doward 200 feet from the Frederiksted beach around 3 p.m. Monday.
Doward, 38, and a friend went on a recreational fishing trip early in the day and the vessel’s engine failed, according to a VIPD news release issued late Monday. Doward attempted to swim ashore for assistance around 11 a.m., his fishing companion told police. A missing person report was filed with police at approximately 1:30 p.m., the release said.
A citizen walking along the beach discovered the drowned man's body and contacted police. Doward’s family and loved ones were notified of the incident at the scene.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.