The Barbados Police Service and the Barbados Coast Guard were called after a Colombian national working on island was swept from the cliffs near the Animal Flower Cave on Christmas Day.
Edward Rueda was part of a group of Colombian tradespeople working in Barbados with the Jada Group, based in Black Bess, St Peter.
Colleague Milton Pulido told The Daily Nation on Christmas Eve they ate together and also had breakfast as a group the following day before they decided to go where the tragic incident occurred.
“I wanted to show them the beauty of the place, because I took people there before to show them the waves, the cliff and rocks. However, while we were there, he [Rueda] got very close to the shore, and a tough wave came, collected him and put him into the water,” Pulido said.
They tried to save him, Pulido said, but with the rough water, there was nothing they could do. (Nation News)