Sint Maarten jet ski incident leaves 2 minors dead
Created : 1 July 2019
SXM Police Force vehicle (FILE)
A jet ski incident off Sint Maarten has resulted in the deaths of two minors.
Yesterday (June 30), the Sint Maarten Police Force, Coast Guard, Sea Rescue and the French Gendarmes combined forces and searched for two minors, who went missing after a party.
According to the police statement, Sunday at 3am, the French Gendarmes received a call about the two minors, who did not return home. Later, it was discovered that the minors took a jet ski on the French side and went joyriding in the lagoon.
The Gendarmes started a search in the lagoon but did not find the minors nor the Jet ski.
The search was scaled up and the Sint Maarten Police Force, The Coast Guard and Sea Rescue joined in the search. French Gendarmes also requested assistance from a Helicopter Search Team, located in Guadeloupe.
Later during the morning hours, the combined forces found the two bodies of the deceased minors on the French side in the lagoon and the damaged Jet ski was found in the water near the Dutch side. The Jet ski was transported to the substation of the Coast Guard for further investigation.
At the moment, the Sint Maarten Police are not disclosing the identities of the minors.