Mother grieves Forth’s passing

first_img Oshane Campbell, who was a teammate and close friend of Forth, said more could have been done to save him. “Okeem got an elbow from the Molynes player and was substituted. I was on the field and saw him on the ground, I called to the referee then ran over to where he was and checked his pulse. Felt none, he was cold,” Campbell recounted. “I signalled to the bench for assistance. The medical team was poor as there was an ambulance but no oxygen. He needed better medical care and he would be here with us,” he said during a visit to his late friend’s home yesterday. Another friend, Kimani Morgan, said that the medical team should have been better equipped. “The medical team should have been alert. I am a person who knows about CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and he needed oxygen. There was none,” Morgan said. The funeral for Forth is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, May 28. MORE COULD HAVE BEEN DONE Sandra Seymour, the mother of Okeem Forth, is still finding his passing after a recent football game as a shock. Forth was elbowed in the neck by an opposing player during the Magnum/KSAFA Major League quarter-final game on April 28 between Olympic Gardens and Molynes United, and died after leaving the Constant Spring Complex in an ambulance. “I have to put the best on the outside. It is painful to lose a son that was so loving to his mother,” Seymour told The Gleaner. “He is so special to me. I have three sons, and Okeem is the second one. He is always saying that football will make him able to make a better life for me,” she said while attempting to fight back tears. Seymour recounted that she got news about her 18-year-old son’s death from a neighbour who had received a phone call at about 10 p.m. on the night of the match. “When I was told the news by my friend, who live across the road, I could not believe it,” she recalled. “He had manners, did not drink, smoke or party a lot. He loved football and started playing from very young,” she said of her son who was a star player on Tivoli High’s Manning Cup team last year. “I did not know how much he was loved by others until the nine night that was last Saturday night. Everybody love him,” she said.last_img read more

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SUSPECT QUIZZED AFTER MAN GOES BESERK IN BOTTLE ATTACKS

first_imgGARDAÍ have arrested a man as part of an investigation into several incidents in which a man launched several bids to hit people with a bottle.The incident happened in the early hours of this morning in Letterkenny.Two men were injured when they were hit with a broken bottle, one of them suffering cuts to his face and arm. Shocked eye-witnesses say the man appeared to be “going crazy” and was launching random attacks on innocent bystanders.A number of people were forced to defend themselves from attack during the incident.Gardaí attended the scene and a man was detained for questioning.The incidents happened outside the Courtyard Shopping Centre. The man launching the attacks appeared to be very drunk at the time.Meanwhile in a separate incident, a man taken by ambulance from a nearby nightclub to Letterkenny General Hospital had suffered an epileptic fit.He was later put into an induced coma but has since come round and is said to be in good spirits. SUSPECT QUIZZED AFTER MAN GOES BESERK IN BOTTLE ATTACKS was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackGardaincidentletterkennyMain Streetlast_img read more

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