No charges have yet been filed against the driver of power boat in a tragic accident February 24 where a French tourist was killed off Nevis’ Pinney Beach.
According to the police report Keryan Grimault Queret, 24,of France was “struck by motor vessel Good Luck, owned by Vincent Perkins, bit being operated by someone else.” Queret was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the incident occurred at about 4:30 pm.
The Police Public Relations officer Thursday said as ofWednesday the individual had not charged but that he was still in police custody. On Sunday the Police Press Department release a statement that states “The Coxswain (the person who steers the boat) is in police custody assisting with investigations which are ongoing”.
“The Observer” was informed that Grimault Queret entered the water sometime after 4 pm and swam beyond the breakers protecting the Four Seasons Resort and then swam beyond the swimming marks with an intention to snorkel. Grimault Queret was alone.
The boat which was driven by one of Islander Water Sports employee allegedly unknowingly hit the young man in the water. After coming to shore the Observer understands that the boat driver went back to the location where he noted he hit something via jet ski and saw blood. After a search was conducted the body Grimault Queret was later recovered with apparent trauma to the face and head.
“The Observer’s” attempt to find out if the area is properly marked with warnings was met with no results after repeated calls for various government departments proved futile.