Drowned teenager’s body found in La Brea Port

Iverson Thomas. -
Iverson Thomas. -

La Brea police has said the body discovered at the port of La Brea on Friday is that of 16-year-old Iverson Thomas.

Thomas, from Sunset Drive in Plaisance Park, drowned at Flower Pot beach, Pointe-a-Pierre, on Tuesday.

His father, Ivan Thomas identified the body on Friday at the Labidco Estate in the La Brea port.

Ann Frederick, the boy's grandmother, said she relieved that his body had been found.

“We can now give him a proper funeral,” she said.

When the Coast Guard could not find Thomas’s body, on Thursday, she hired a private boat and diver to search for him. She also contacted fishermen at King's Wharf, San Fernando, asking for help.

“Since Tuesday we have been praying and searching for my grandson and God answered our prayers,” Frederick said.

The family had three sleepless nights after Thomas went missing.

“All we wanted was to find his body and give him a proper send-off.”

The family was alerted by the Coast Guard at around 10 am on Friday that a body had been found in La Brea and they went to the La Brea Police Station. Police then took them to the Labidco Estate, where the body had washed up.

Reports are that Thomas and another teenager went for a swim at about 10 am on Tuesday. When Thomas got into difficulties, the friend tried to help him, then swam ashore to alert passers-by.

Thomas was a student of the Marabella North Secondary School.


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