The police are reporting that a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier drowned in a swimming pool at a recreational facility in Mandeville, Manchester on Saturday.

The identity of the deceased was revealed up to publication time, as his family members had not yet been notified.

According to preliminary reports, sometime after 1:00 p.m., staff members became concerned about the whereabouts of the soldier, who had not been seen for an extended period of time.

A search was carried out and his body was found submerged in a pool on the property.

The police were notified and the soldier’s body was recovered from the water.

He was pronounced dead at hospital.

Further investigations are being conducted by the police.

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