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BREAKING: First reported death from Dorian as 8-year old boy drowns

Bahamas Tropical Weather
Bahamas Hurricane Dorian
Posted at 6:32 AM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 06:32:03-04

(CNN) — The death of an eight-year-old boy, the first reported fatality caused from Hurricane Dorian, has been reported by local news outlets Eyewitness News and Bahamas Press.

The boy’s grandmother, Ingrid McIntosh, told Eyewitness News in the Bahamas that her grandson died on Abaco Island.

McIntosh said her daughter told her that she found the body of her son, who she believed drowned in the rising waters. McIntosh added that her granddaughter is also missing.

“All I can say is that my daughter called from Abaco and said that her son -- my grandson -- is dead. That’s it. I don’t know what really happened. I think she said he drowned,” McIntosh said.

CNN has contacted Bahamian authorities who have not yet confirmed these reports.