The late Tony McDonald Leacock was described as a friendly man who was loved by his community.
The body of the 54-year-old, of Durants Village, Holder’s Hill, St James was discovered about 1:15 p.m. on Monday at Payne’s Bay Beach, St James.
Tony McDonald Leacock (Picture by Shanice King)
Police in the Northern Division said they are treating the case as an unnatural death. The report said a water sports operator was informed there was a body of a man at the bottom of the water. The operator dived in and retrieved the body and brought it to shore and it was identified by a family member as Leacock.
He lived next door to his mother Marie Leacock, a Nation vendor.
Yesterday, she remembered her eldest child saying: “My son was cool, quiet and friendly. He worked hard, for more than 30 years, as a gardener in Bucks, St Thomas. He was a man who would help anyone, young or old,” she said, adding he had “nuff friends” in the neighbourhood. (CA)