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St. Lucia murder: Arrests made in beating, drowning of Roger Pratt

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Five people have been arrested in the St. Lucia murder investigation of Roger Pratt, a 62-year-old Briton who was sailing around the world. The Telegraph reported on Jan. 21, 2014, that Pratt and his wife were on the island before her 60th birthday as they prepared to celebrate, but a fight with strangers left him floating in the water.

Their boat, the Magnetic Attraction, was docked in a harbor on the Caribbean Island. Their plans were to leave for their world trip earlier, but Roger Pratt was forced to fight off unidentified attackers who boarded their boat.

Margaret Pratt soon found her husband floating in the water. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. It was revealed later that he had died from drowning after suffering a traumatic blow to the head.

Margaret Pratt was injured during the attack as well and was treated for her injuries.

She said that "there were no knives, no guns, although of course, considerable violence in the attack. We've not felt unsafe in St Lucia until the events of those final tragic minutes, and have had considerable kindness from very many people."

Despite the St. Lucia murder, officials have reassured possible visitors and tourists that it is a safe place. An investigation is still ongoing into Pratt's death.

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