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One of two men injured in a boat fire on Sunday died

One of two men injured in a boat fire on the morning of Sunday (August 18th), has succumbed to his injuries.

Andrew Lane, a Vincentian, who authorities say is approximately in his mid to late 30s, died on Sunday afternoon while undergoing treatment at the Glendon Hospital.

The tragic fire on boat

ZJB News on Monday (August 19th) reported  Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS), Charles Thompson confirmed Lane’s passing. He said the RMPS has been in contact with their counterparts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who have notified the family of the deceased. 

An autopsy will also be carried out to ascertain the cause of death.

The other man, whose name is not being released at this time, is also a national of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  He has been released from the Glendon Hospital and is assisting the RMPS.

While patrolling in the Heliconia Star Police Vessel, early Sunday morning, officers spotted the boat on fire in waters between Montserrat and Nevis.
Upon arriving at the boat, the Officers rescued the two male occupants and took them to the Glendon Hospital for treatment.

Despite the circumstances, Mr. Thompson is full of praise for the work carried out by officers.  He said he’s thankful to the officers who would have done an exceptional job in the search and rescue operation, including officers on the ground who were providing support.

The Deputy Commissioner said they also received assistance from the Maritime Search and Rescue Centre in Martinique, who were called and responded during the rescue operation.

RMPS Officers are continuing their investigations into the circumstances surrounding the fire on the vessel and the eventual fatality.

A first report on the incident appears below

RMPS Investigating a Vessel Fire Which has Resulted in Injuries

Two individuals have sustained injuries in a vessel fire at sea.
The Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) says it is currently carrying out an investigation into the circumstances surrounding fire on a vessel, in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 18.

The vessel, which was on fire, was spotted between Montserrat and Nevis, while officers were patrolling in the Heliconia Star Police vessel.
The officers went to the boat to conduct further investigations and subsequently rescued two male occupants who were brought on land, and taken to the Glendon Hospital for treatment.

While the RMPS cannot yet disclose all the details surrounding this investigation, they have indicated that both males are Vincentians.
The RMPS is currently in contact with authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and will provide further details on this matter.

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One of two men injured in a boat fire on the morning of Sunday (August 18th), has succumbed to his injuries.

Andrew Lane, a Vincentian, who authorities say is approximately in his mid to late 30s, died on Sunday afternoon while undergoing treatment at the Glendon Hospital.

The tragic fire on boat

ZJB News on Monday (August 19th) reported  Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS), Charles Thompson confirmed Lane’s passing. He said the RMPS has been in contact with their counterparts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who have notified the family of the deceased. 

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An autopsy will also be carried out to ascertain the cause of death.

The other man, whose name is not being released at this time, is also a national of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  He has been released from the Glendon Hospital and is assisting the RMPS.

While patrolling in the Heliconia Star Police Vessel, early Sunday morning, officers spotted the boat on fire in waters between Montserrat and Nevis.
Upon arriving at the boat, the Officers rescued the two male occupants and took them to the Glendon Hospital for treatment.

Despite the circumstances, Mr. Thompson is full of praise for the work carried out by officers.  He said he’s thankful to the officers who would have done an exceptional job in the search and rescue operation, including officers on the ground who were providing support.

The Deputy Commissioner said they also received assistance from the Maritime Search and Rescue Centre in Martinique, who were called and responded during the rescue operation.

RMPS Officers are continuing their investigations into the circumstances surrounding the fire on the vessel and the eventual fatality.

A first report on the incident appears below

RMPS Investigating a Vessel Fire Which has Resulted in Injuries

Two individuals have sustained injuries in a vessel fire at sea.
The Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) says it is currently carrying out an investigation into the circumstances surrounding fire on a vessel, in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 18.

The vessel, which was on fire, was spotted between Montserrat and Nevis, while officers were patrolling in the Heliconia Star Police vessel.
The officers went to the boat to conduct further investigations and subsequently rescued two male occupants who were brought on land, and taken to the Glendon Hospital for treatment.

While the RMPS cannot yet disclose all the details surrounding this investigation, they have indicated that both males are Vincentians.
The RMPS is currently in contact with authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and will provide further details on this matter.