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Posted by Trini Kid - - 4 comments

Sup Travellers?! If you are reading this and you're from Trinidad and Tobago I will assume that you've been to Las Cuevas at some point in your life. It's a beautiful place if you ask me. However, things got ugly this weekend when 14 year old Lilly Blades lost her life after a tragic accident in Las Cuevas. Read on.


According to reports from the Trinidad Express around 5.30 p.m on Saturday afternoon a fishing pirogue was proceeding in a northerly direction, parallel to the bay at the same time Lilly Blades, of Caven Crescent, Tacarigua, was swimming out to meet the rest of her group. Blades, a Third Form pupil at the El Dorado West Secondary School, was in the water, about 25 feet from the shoreline, when the pirogue came into contact with her, police said. The driver of the boat which collided with Blades turned around picked Blades out of the water and carried her to shore. The lifeguards laid Blades on a stretcher before the ambulance took her away in an attempt to aid the young girl but she later succumbed to her injuries.

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Sometime around 2 a.m. on Saturday, officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force (NEDTF) went to a house at the fishing village where the man was found to be hiding out. Officers said he told them he did not see Blades in the water and after realizing that he had collided with her, started to panic. After bringing her to shore he decided to flee the scene, said police. The pirogue was later found hidden away in the Las Cuevas fishing village. The owner of the boat was also detained for questioning and later released said investigators. Investigations are continuing.

This is so sad. She was so young and had so much to live for. Who's at fault here? The fisherman or the girl? I think that the boat both of them are at fault here. The fisherman and the girl were both oblivious of eachother. But if you look at this from a scientific perspective, what were the chances of it happening? The chances of the collision were low but sadly enough, it happened. Sigh! I don't know what the Task Force is planning on doing now but it doesn't change the fact that my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.

4 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    so sad she was a good friend of my cousin to

  2. Anonymous says:

    It doesn't matter whose fault it is. It was clearly an accident which resulted in a young life, lost prematurely.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It could have been avoided if they put up proper designation so boats cannot pass. (Ex: bouys as markers)

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is very sad and unfortunate my deepest condolences to the family for their loss.