Incident at Frigate Bay Golf Course resulted in the death of one person

Police Press Release

The Frigate Bay Police Station is investigating the circumstances by which Kishorna Challenger, 28 years old of St. Paul Village and an employee at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and attached to the Royal Golf Course came to her death on Monday, June 8, 2015.

Initial investigations revealed that Kishorna Challenger was last seen in the area of hole Number 7 of the Frigate Bay Golf Course about 7:30 am operating a lawnmower. About 9:00 am she was discovered missing and an intense search began with the employees of the St. Kitts Marriott.

Their search proved futile, however the lawnmower which she was using was discovered in the nearby pond, and retrieved. The police was contacted along with the Coast Guard, and local diver Kenneth Samuel of New Town Bay Road.

The diving team was later joined by Mike Mac Kenzie of Marine Assist International of Canada. After a few hours of intense search in the murky water which made it difficult for the divers, Kenrick David of Prickley Pear Alley and who normally dives in the pond to retrieve golf balls assisted in the search and shortly after located the body of Kishorna Challenger about 6:23 pm. The body was then removed from the water.

Among the persons at the scene were Minister of Tourism Hon. Lindsey Grant, General Manger of St. Kitts Marriott, senior police officers and coast Guard officers, family members and friends.

Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Crime takes this opportunity of behalf of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force to first send condolences to the family members, friends, employers and colleagues of Kishorna Challenger; and to all those persons who assisted in the search operation.

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