Body found in Blanchisseuse.

Even though the nation’s beaches officially remained closed up to yesterday, members of the public continued to take a chance and dismiss warnings to remain at home, a move which proved fatal for one person who died while at Blanchisseuse Beach.

Police have identified the man as a 25-year-old father of two from Arima.

Officials said the tragic incident occurred around 2 pm, within walking distance of Paradise Guest House which is located along the Paria Main Road.

Although police officials claimed the victim drowned, it could not be confirmed if fould play was involved.

Officials were also unable to say if the victim had been part of any group that would have gone to the area to spend the long holiday weekend. Investigations are continuing.