March 28, 2017
Police investigate death of Trinidad boat captain

Local investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy that is expected to be carried out this week on the body of 53-year-old Trinidadian boat captain Alexis McLean.

McLean’s lifeless body was found floating in the Kingstown harbour last Friday, March 24 around 7 p.m., two days after his colleagues reported him missing.

The Trinidad and Tobago national was last seen alive on Wednesday, March 22, between 7 and 8 p.m. when he told friends that he was not feeling well and was going to seek medical attention.

Reports are that McLean suffered from high blood pressure and was distressed over a cocaine related incident, which saw him and his crew being detained in Tortola about three weeks ago.

A missing person’s report had been filed on Thursday, March 23, after McLean’s crew could not locate him.

McLean was the captain of the C Elizabeth II, a Trinidadian owned motor vessel that carries out inter-island transportation of general goods mainly between Trinidad and St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).