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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Jermaine MadrillA promising young athlete lost his life on Saturday, September 8th. Jermaine Madrill, 17, drown in the Haulover Creek after he jumped into the water from the Bel-Can Bridge. Reports indicate that Madrill had participated in the Carnival Jouvert earlier on and sometime around 6 he had arrived at the bridge. Like many other participants of the Jouvert, he decided to jump into the river to remove mud and chocolate, which they use to cover themselves with as they participate in the Jourvet. 

After Madrill jumped into the water, he did not resurface and despite efforts by at least one other person, who was his family member to save him, he drowned. His body was retrieved from the waters at around 6:46 on Sunday morning; it was found under the Bel-Can Bridge by family members and Coast Guard personnel.

By all accounts, Jermaine was a promising young athlete having represented Belize last year in the CODICADER Games last year in athletics. He was also an avid softball player and formed part of the Belize National Volleyball team.

Madrill was the grandson of popular Belize City Justice of the Peace Modesto 'Muddy' Madrill. It is noteworthy that the Madrill family has gone through some very trying times recently with death of two other family members; BDF officer, Wayne Madrill, who was shot and killed on Cemetery Road on Sunday, July 29th, and Ian Madrill, a stevedore worker, who fell to his death at the Port of Belize on July 31st.  

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 23:54