Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jamaica: Canadian Tourist, 26, Intentionally Ends His Young Life

According to, police say a Canadian tourist, Taylor Rankine, 26, died after jumping off seaside cliffs in a western Jamaican beach town and hitting rocks below.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force on Wednesday (May 27) identified the dead tourist as 26-year-old Taylor Rankine. They say he was from Ontario, but could not provide his hometown.

COMMENT: It is always with sadness that foreign travelers chose to end their precious life while abroad, away from close family and friends. How tragic.

Investigators in Negril say Rankine apparently was aiming to land in the sea on Tuesday (May 26) when he intentionally jumped from coastal cliffs. 

He was among a group of companions, none of whom seemed to have known the Canadian's intentions.