A 26-year-old man from Couva is believed to have drowned after he suffered a seizure while swimming in the waters off Gasparee Island on Sunday.

His body was found by divers, members of the T&T Coast Guard (TTCG).

According to a police report, at about 2.49 pm Darrius Arneaud, 26, of 330 Susan Street, Lisas Garden, a construction worker was working on a property off Bora View, Gasparee Island when he decided to go for a swim.

While swimming, Arneaud got into difficulties and went under the water.

Several checks around the vicinity was made which proved futile, however, at about 3:50 pm Petty Officer Boroughs and a party of officers from the TTCG retrieved the body which was subsequently brought to Staubles Bay, where it was identified by Denise Joseph, Arneaud’s mother.

The body was viewed by the District Medical Officer, who ordered its removal to the Forensic Science Centre for an autopsy.

Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat