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J'can boy drowns at park in Canada

Monday, July 23, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family of a seven-year-old Jamaican boy who died on Saturday in an apparent drowning at Sandbanks Provincial Park in Canada.

Javaughn Black was visiting Canada with his mother and sister and had been attending the beach with family and friends. According to the fundraising page this was his first time travelling outside of Jamaica.

Reports in the Canadian media said that the boy was initially reported missing but was later found in the water unresponsive and without evident vital signs. He was rushed to hospital but could not be revived.

Global News in its report said the Ontario Provincial Police could not confirm the incident, but they informed that an investigation was underway.

As of this morning, more than CAN$9,ugn 700 has been donated to help the family cover the cost of transporting the boy's body to Jamaica. The family is seeking to raise CAN$10,000.

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