Young man drowns in Eleuthera

A young man drowned in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, yesterday, according to authorities.

Police said shortly before 6 p.m., a group of young men were walking along the water’s edge in Hatchet bay when they decided to jump into the water.

One of the young men called out for help when he surfaced, but “became submerged a second time”

Authorities said the victim was eventually retrieved from the water and transported to the community clinic on the island.

Police said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

Authorities did not release the identity of the victim.