World Javelin Champion receiving medical attention after being thrown overboard a vessel in Grenada
Gold medalist Anderson Peters, of Grenada, watches his final throw during the men's javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Oregon.

GRENADA - The Royal Grenada Police Force has confirmed that World Javelin Champion Anderson Peters is receiving medical attention for minor injuries sustained after being thrown overboard by a group of men in Grenada on Wednesday.

According to multiple regional news sources, the incident happened aboard the vessel ‘Harbour Master’. Several crew members of the vessel are now said to be in police custody assisting with investigations.

In the video, Peters is seen surrounded by several men, before being pushed off the vessel into dark waters.

Following the circulation of a video of the incident, Grenadians expressed anger, sadness and shock on social media.

Peters is regarded as a national icon in Grenada. He copped the gold medal in his event at the recently concluded World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, then went on to nab silver at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

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