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  • The OCR is saddened at news confirming that twin brothers Brandon and Brayden Jones were found dead after being washed away in a gully in St. James yesterday.
  • The boys were returning from school at the Green Pond Primary School yesterday afternoon when they fell into the North Gully in St. James and were washed away.
  • The OCR wishes to extent our heartfelt sympathies to the family, friends and community members of the boys as they go through this very difficult experience.

The Office of the Children’s Registry, OCR, is saddened at news confirming that twin brothers Brandon and Brayden Jones were found dead after being washed away in a gully in St. James yesterday. Reports from the media are that the boys were returning from school at the Green Pond Primary School yesterday afternoon when they fell into the North Gully in St. James and were washed away. Their bodies were found at the Dump Up Beach along Howard Cooke Boulevard this morning.

The OCR wishes to extent our heartfelt sympathies to the family, friends and community members of the boys as they go through this very difficult experience. Registrar at the OCR, Mr. Greig Smith, says “it is almost unimaginable to think of the grief that a family has to endure when the lives of children are ended in such tragic and unfortunate circumstances. I am encouraging the family, school representatives and community members to find some solace in the happy memories created by these young boys while there were alive, even as the grieving process continues.”

As we celebrate child’s month this year under the theme: “Parents Take Responsibility: Break the Cycle,” the OCR is urging all Jamaicans, especially adults, to care and protect our children, even as they explore their surroundings. We encourage all citizens to be particularly mindful and alert as we ensure that extra precautions are taken to protect our children, primarily in areas where large bodies of water exist, even as the island continues to be affected by heavy rains.