The family of 24 year Darnnel Barzey is trying to come to grips with her tragic death after the UK resident drowned at the Rendezvous Bay on Sunday.
ZDK News understands that Darnnel and her sister Angie Barzey, who are originally from Montserrat arrived in Antigua last Thursday to spend quality time with their father who resides in Gray’s farm.
But what was meant to be an opportunity to spend quality time with family turned into a tragedy on Sunday, when the 24 year old drowned while at the beach with family and friends.
Reports are that after being in the water for some time, Darnnel said that she was having difficulty standing and requested for them to go on shore. However, on the way to the shore, her sister and a family friend realized that Darnnel was not behind them and immediately began searching.
Angie said that she was pulled out of the water along with her unconscious sister when they realized that she was unresponsive.
The Antigua and Barbuda Search and Rescue (ABSAR) arrived on the scene, and attempts were made to have her resuscitated.
She was subsequently transported to the Mount St. Johns Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. An autopsy is expected, as the police continue their investigations into the matter.
24 year old Darnnel Barzey was expected to graduate with a degree in Digital Photography from the London South Bank University in England.