A distraught family member of a young man who diligently served as a lifeguard for this country, is today calling for answers from the Minister of Tourism.
Don Phillip, relative of Andy Whiskey who died of heart failure on December 20th, 2014, this morning staged a demonstration outside the Ministry of Tourism in Port-of-Spain.
He is calling for answers relative to the action of Whiskey’s former colleagues in the Lifeguard service, actions he says were beneath the protocol methods taught to lifeguards.
According to Phillip, 28 year old Whiskey had traveled from his home in Maracas Bay to Port of Spain where he would be transported with fellow Lifeguards to Los Iros Beach facility, however he would not make it to his destination and was left alone after being dropped off at the San Fernando General Hospital.
He said the young lifeguard died a short time later.
Phillip said a letter was sent to Minister of Tourism, Gerald Hadeed, on the matter as relatives of the dead lifeguard are calling for an investigation into the manner in which Whiskey was treated by his peers.
Don Phillip, Relative of lifeguard Andy Whiskey