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St. Thomas Man Reported Missing Found Dead at Beach

January 11, 2021

ST. THOMAS, USVI – On January 10 at roughly 5:17 p.m., 62-year-old Roy A. Frett was reported missing by family members. Frett was last seen on January 10 at around 3:15 p.m. taking a swim at John Brewer’s Beach. Officers from the VIPD, Department of Planning and Natural Resources, the U. S. Coast Guard, St. Thomas Rescue, University of the Virgin Islands Security and the Virgin Islands Fire Service conducted a search of the area for Frett with negative results. The search was suspended at nightfall and resumed at around 6 a.m. on January 11.

At approximately 7:15 a.m. January 11, St. Thomas Rescue personnel located an unresponsive Black male floating in the water at the eastern end of John Brewer’s Beach. The male was removed from the water and Emergency Medical Technicians on the scene confirmed that he did not have any signs of life. The male was identified by next of kin as Frett.

The cause of death is unknown at this time, pending an autopsy. The investigation into this incident continues.

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