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TT | May 10, 2022

Heartbreak sweeps Trinidad as missing toddler Kymani Francis found dead

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

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A member of the Hunters Search and Rescue Team on site at the Guapo River in Techier Village, Point Fortin as efforts to locate missing Trinidadian child Kymani Francis resume on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (Photo: Facebook @HuntersSearchandRescueTeam)

A new wave of sadness has ripped through Trinidad and Tobago, as rescue workers found the lifeless body of missing child Kymani Francis in Point Fortin on Tuesday (May 10), roughly 24 hours after he was last seen.

Preliminary reports from non-profit group Hunters Search and Rescue indicate that Kymani’s body was discovered in the Guapo River around 9:55 am local time.

There was no information on the condition of the child’s body.

Missing Trinidadian child, Kymani Francis. (Photo contributed)

Just hours before, the search for the missing child resumed with aerial reconnaissance by helicopter and drone as members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard (TTAG) combed the wooded areas of Point Fortin for human heat signatures.

An expanded dragnet also included more wetlands in and around the southeastern coastal town as Trinbagonians collectively held a candle of hope little Kymani was still alive.

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