Holy Trinity Honours Humble Hero

Risking his life to pull drowning bathers to shore at Maracas…

  • Published on Jul 28, 2017, 11:41 pm AST
  • By Michelle Loubon
    michelle.loubon@trinidadexpress.com

Nineteen-year-old Kyle Tho­mas was yesterday hailed as a hero and honoured after risking his life to save a group of people who were drowning at Maracas Bay on July 2.

Kyle Thomas Receives Hero Reward

token of thanks: Acting Trinity College principal Carl Tang, left, poses with security guard Kyle Thomas and Interim Rector at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Fr Carl Williams after presenting Thomas with a plaque for saving a drowning person at Maracas Bay. Thomas, 19, said he was “humbled and grateful” after the midday mass at Abercromby Street, Port of Spain. —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY.

Two people died in that tragedy —Premchand Ramlal, 50, of Fyzabad, and Sandra Singh, 53, of Penal.
The lone survivor, whom Thomas was able to get to first, has been identified as Canadian national Ron Rampersad.
Thomas, a Maracas resident, was honoured at the Holy Trini­ty Cathedral in Port of Spain yesterday, at which Fr Carl Williams conducted regular midday mass. In attendance were Trinity College acting principal/national rifle coach Carl Tang, from Thomas’ alma mater, and the Holy Trinity family.
Maracas resident Bernadine Par­das­see, 56, fondly known as “Aunty Berns”, said: “ Kyle is a hum­­­ble young man. You don’t see him liming by the road. He is positive. We are proud of him. He is our hero.”

 

 

 

 

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