La Soufriere volcano climber arrested

Hiker Who Climbed To The Summit Of La Soufriere Volcano Arrested

SOURCE: (Barbados Today) News784 understands that thrill-seeker Desron Rodriquez who defied orders to stay away from La Soufriere Volcano and ventured to the summit on Sunday 18th April, was arrested on Tuesday 20th.

The volcano which is currently in an explosive phase had its latest eruption on Sunday 18th April at 4.49 pm, sending ash South and West of the island.

News784 understands that he was taken to the Biabou Police Station at the time of his arrest.

The developments are unfolding less than 48 hours after the lead scientist monitoring the La Soufrière volcano, Professor Richard Robertson, Monday described as “dotish” and not an act of bravery Rodriguez’s decision to climb the active volcano on Sunday.

It’s is unclear at this stage if any charges have been filed.



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  1. This is quite interesting. Not suggesting that the young man would have exercise the best judgment by visiting the volcano at this time. However, what crime did he commit?
    784, are you sure that his detention/arrest is as a result of him going to the volcano or is it related to some other investigation???
    I would like to know law or regulation did he contravene?

    1. Google the National Emergency and Disaster Management act of SVG. Its available online. Section 35, subsection 7 I think.