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A police car on the Five Forts Golf Course, near where a body was found off the shoreline (Photograph by Owain Johnston-Barnes)

A man’s body was found off the shoreline at St George’s, police confirmed yesterday afternoon.

Officers were in the area of the St Regis Hotel’s Five Forts Golf Course near Suffering Lane.

Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph, who was at the scene, said: “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm the discovery of a lifeless body off the shoreline located at St Regis golf course in St George’s in the vicinity of the tenth hole.”

He said that it was a male body but the identity of the person was not yet confirmed.

Mr Joseph added: “Once we have further information, we will provide same, once the necessary procedures have been completed.”

He added that investigations would be carried out by the BPS serious crime unit.

Police vehicles were on the scene and a Bermuda Coastguard boat was in the water.

A police car on the Five Forts Golf Course, near where a body was found off the shoreline (Photograph by Owain Johnston-Barnes)

A small group of onlookers watched on as police processed the scene.

Michael Weeks, the Minister of National Security, said: “We just pray that the community comes together and helps the police solve this and other crimes in an expeditious manner.

“Once and for all we have to come out and say ‘enough is enough’.”

He appealed for anyone with information to pass it on to police.

Mr Weeks said that his ministry was planning to bring together people and organisations in a “retreat” to tackle violence on the island.

He added: “Crisis is an understatement.

“If I could be brutally honest, the way we approached Covid - shut things down, got tough on certain things and certain people, now it’s past the time that we have to look at what’s happening to our young Black men in that same manner, with that same fervour.

“Whatever it takes for us to deal with it, it must be dealt with.”

Anyone with information to help police inquiries can call 211, 295-0011 or contact a police officer with whom they feel comfortable.