Wolmer's student drowns; teen said to be Sugar Minott's grandson
David Minott

PORTLAND, Jamaica – A fourth form student of Wolmer’s Boys’ School drowned during a beach trip at the Sommerset Falls in Hope Bay, Portland on Sunday.

David Minott, who is said to be the grandson of late reggae icon Sugar Minott, drowned during a church trip. He was from Errol Avenue, Kingston 13.

It is reported that about 2:00 pm, Minott was among a group of people who went swimming. He was last seen alive sitting on a rock shortly before lifeguards found his body below the surface of the water.

He was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Minott was well known at the school. He served as the Public Relations Officer for the Inter-Schools’ Christian Fellowship and was also a Passion and Purity rep at the institution.

A Passion and Purity video on Youtube shows the young man talking about his love for Christ.

Efforts to speak to members of his family, proved futile Monday afternoon.

DAVID DUNKLEY , Observer Online writer

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