Two Women Perish After Boat Capsizes En Route to Lime Cay

The Police have identified two people who died when a boat capsized yesterday while on its way from Port Royal to Lime Cay.

Dead are 45-year-old Edith Betsha of Mandeville in Manchester and Jannella Dacessers. Miss Dacessers was 35-years-old and lived in Kingston.

Both women were rushed to the hospital for treatment after the boat overturned.

Eleven other passengers were rescued by the Marine Police and the Jamaica Defence Force, JDF, coast guard.

Civilians also assisted in the rescue operation.

Head of the Constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit, Assistant Superintendent Dahlia Garrick, told our news center today that it’s not yet clear what caused the boat to capsize.

The captain of the vessel is in custody and is to be questioned by the Police.


Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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