by Radhica De Silva (Trinidad Guardian) The bodies of three of the four divers who were stuck in a Paria Fuel Trading Company pipe have been recovered.
Paria made the announcement yesterday afternoon after informing family members.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the recovery of the bodies of three of the four divers who went missing on February 25, 2022. The bodies of these three missing divers were recovered today (February 28, 2022) around 5.55 pm,” the company said.
It added that attempts to retrieve the fourth body were still ongoing.
The company said it was joining the families in mourning their loss “and is continuing to provide support and counselling as they deal with this profound loss.”
“No effort was spared in the attempts to treat the bodies with the utmost respect during the recovery operation. A full investigation into the incident will be undertaken to understand the root cause of the incident,” Paria added.
As news of the deaths of four divers became a reality, the Paria car park in Pointe-a-Pierre became filled with wails of anguish last night.