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.

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