It is almost three weeks since Lindy London’s mother Josephine Hughes last laid eyes on him.
Around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday January 20, 15-year-old London went missing after he reportedly got into difficulty while at the hot pot at Brighton Beach, St Michael.
Hughes, who is still counting the days as they go by, told Barbados TODAY there is not a minute that she is not thinking about her son, wishing and praying for a miracle.
Hughes said she has been thinking about her son so much that the worrying is beginning to make her sick, especially after hearing negative stories about people losing their lives at the hot pot which she said she had never heard about before her son disappeared.
“For two weeks I ain’t hear nothing, three weeks is coming and I ain’t going to hear nothing. It is going to be a miracle if we see him again. What am I to do? Sometimes I lie down and say I gine take a rest, but I can’t take a rest because Lindy just in front my face all the time. Miracles do happen but . . . let we see if we get the body and bury he and we know he bury. Dead or alive everybody like what is them own,” the mother said.
Investigations have revealed that London went to the hot pot with an older person who is unknown to his family. His mother said she preferred not to comment on who her son was with at the time he disappeared, and noted that there were several rumors circulating, all of which she has opted to ignore.
When Barbados TODAY visited London’s home on January 25, his father Leroy London said he was afraid that he might not see his child again. The father who has been feeling devastated indicated that his teenager was unable to swim and did not tell him he was going to the hot pot.
Last December, the former St George Secondary School student, returned home after spending almost five years at the Government Industrial School. The young man was scheduled to start school at New Horizon Academy Brittons Hill, St Michael, on January 22.