An autopsy has been ordered to be performed on the body of a 40-year-old man who died onboard a cargo ship out in the Gulf of Paria last Friday.
The deceased has been identified as Anastacio Rocamora. His identity could not be confirmed but the vessel is said to have originated from the Philippines.
According to the police, Rocamora, was securing cables several feet in the air on Friday afternoon while the vessel was out in the sea, when he allegedly removed his harness. The man died instantly when he slipped and hit his head on the deck of the boat.
As a result of the incident, the boat’s captain notified the Coast Guard and the vessel was taken to the Port of Port of Spain. Officers of the Central Police Station (CPS) were called to retrieve the body.
Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the accident.
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Source: Trinidad Express