The search has intensified for the body of 68-year-old Beryl Walters who was washed away by heavy flooding waters near Westgate in Montego Bay on Tuesday, April 19.
Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay, Richard Vernon advised that the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is working collaboratively with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) since the incident to find the body.
He noted that teams from these sectors were dispatched and have been searching the river banks and seacoast, but have been unsuccessful after the third day of searching.
Bery Walters and her 12-year-old granddaughter, Jenell Walters were travelling in a motor vehicle when the unfortunate ordeal occurred. Both were swept away by raging flooding waters and Jenell’s lifeless body was subsequently found near the cruise ship pier in Montego Bay.
Deputy Mayor Vernon has since declared that the drains in the city are cleaned and cautioned motorists to be vigilant in flooded areas, as he recalled similar incidents that occurred in November 2021 and November 2017.
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