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Premier hopes for thorough investigation into Frandie’s death

Premier hopes for thorough investigation into Frandie’s death

While police investigations into the tragic death of local musician and volleyball player Frandie Martin Jr remain ongoing, persons close to the deceased have questioned the reason for the lengthy delay in bringing charges or a resolution to the matter.
Premier Andrew Fahie, while responding to a question about updates on the matter, said he was hopeful for a thorough investigation by the police.

“That’s an investigation being done with the police … and they’ll come forward and tell the public their findings,” Premier Fahie said at a press conference last Friday.

Police released a statement following the incident which occurred nearly five months ago on October 16 2021, advising that initial investigations indicated that sometime after 6:15 pm on the day in question, two motor vessels collided in the waters outside Prospect Reef.

Onboard a 40-foot monohull with the name Blue Bayou was a captain and four passengers. Aboard the other vessel, a 35-foot contender with the name Yeya was a captain and two passengers.

Police said the three persons on board the Yeya received severe injuries.

Martin Jr, a resident of Fat Hogs Bay, subsequently died of his injuries while the two others, a male and female, received treatment at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital.

Of the five onboard the Blue Bayou, two minors were reportedly treated and discharged while a female received treatment at the hospital.

One man was arrested but later discharged in the matter pending further investigations.

Since then, there have been no public updates from police on the state of those investigations.

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