Leonard Was Found Floating In Water

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Published: May 19, 2017 4:16 pm AST
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Police have disclosed details surrounding the discovery of James Leonard's lifeless body on Wednesday, May 17, off Cooper Island.

Police stated that around 5:25 pm, members of the Criminal Investigation Unit were summoned to Peebles Hospital, after it was reported that an unresponsive young black male was brought to the hospital from Cooper Island.

"Investigation revealed that the young black male, identified as 38 year old James Leonard Sr. of Cooper Island, was found floating in the waters off Cooper Island."

Police stated that VISAR and police were summoned, and upon arrival, made attempts to resuscitate Leonard, who was eventually transported to Peebles Hospital. There, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The death was reported to the Coroner.

Investigations are continuing.
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