The Education Ministry has dispatched a grief counseling team to Epsom Primary School in St Mary, following the death of a grade four student.

The student was swept away by water after heavy rainfall yesterday.

The child, nine year old Kimora Whyte, was reportedly trying to cross a gully.

Port Maria’s Mayor, Richard Creary, says the parish is saddened by the unfortunate incident.

He says little Kimora’s body was found today on the beach near the Epsom cross roads.

Richard Creary, Mayor of Port Maria, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.

The Education Ministry says it will continue to provide grief counseling support to her immediate family and school community.