Holiday festivities were marred on Sunday with the drowning of a St. Philip resident and an accident involving two motor cycles on the ABC Highway.
The Royal Barbados Police Force is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 35-year-old Ashanto Ajahani Sealy, of Well House, St. Philip.
Sealy’s body was discovered by bathers floating off the beach at Sam Lord’s Castle, St. Philip and pulled from the water around 5 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, also on Sunday, an accident involving two motorcycles occurred about 4:30 p.m. on the Errol Barrow Section of the ABC Highway near the Clyde Walcott Roundabout, resulting in three persons being injured.
At the time of the accident Rommel Bellamy, 27, of Free Hill, Black Rock, St. Michael, was the rider of one of the motor cycles. Claire Layne, 21, of Grazettes, St. Michael, was the pillion rider. Hezron Williams, 25, of Mason Hall Street, St. Michael was the rider of the other cycle involved in the accident. Williams sustained head injuries.
Reports indicated that the two were part of a larger group of cyclists heading towards the Clyde Walcott Roundabout when the collision occurred. Both Bellamy and Layne complained of cuts and bruises about their bodies. All three were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance.†††