A student from Paul Bogle High in St. Thomas has died after being washed away by heavy flood rains in the parish last evening.
Thirteen year old Brittany Cowan was on her way home with two friends when the incident occurred.
Councilor for the Dalvey Division, Michael McLeod who is a friend of the family, says the mother of the teen told him what happened.
He says the teens tried to save themselves from the rushing waters.
Mr. McLeod says the death is extremely difficult for the family.
He says Brittany’s father was to visit the island today for her birthday on Friday.
Meanwhile, Grade 7 supervisor at Paul Bogle High Diana Thompson says Brittany was a quiet student.