St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – After going missing at sea for five days, the body of Trevoy “Trevy” Liburd was recovered and identified on June 27 at Indian Castle Bay in Nevis.
A close relative of Liburd shared with WINN that the official cause of death was drowning after an autopsy was carried out on June 28.
“The Lord gives and takes away. Trusting God,” said Joseph Liburd, the victim’s father.
Authorities are still investigating the events that led to Trevoy Liburd’s drowning, and WINN was told that Jonathan Dutil, the other diver with Liburd at the time, is still in the hospital.
WINN received this message from the family of Liburd, “The immediate family of Trevoy ‘Trevy’ Liburd wishes to express a huge thank you to all who assisted in any way whatsoever, during the search for him, between Wednesday 22nd June to Monday 27th June.
To the divers, the boaters, the drone operators, the pilot who flew over for three consecutive days, the backhoe operators, and all who joined in searching the beach area from early morning to late in [the] evening, we say a hearty thank you.
To the multitude at home and in the wider diaspora who offered prayers to God, showed concerns, provided water, food and drinks for the search teams, or for just reaching out with an encouraging word, we are grateful.
Thanks to the Almighty for bringing closure to this unfortunate tragedy. Again we say a big thank you to all.”
While Liburd’s family was able to recover his body, several families still await news of their missing loved ones. Several persons are still missing going back to 2019, including the most recent, Kelvone Williams, 18, of Nevis; Ashton Trevorn James, 26, when reported missing; Purcel Hope, 68; Charlvin Marks, 21; David Lake, 81; Clovis Dion Williams, 39.