A 58-year-old man is feared dead following a two-boat collision in the Pomeroon River, Region Two
The missing man has been identified as Abdool Shameer, also called Mohamed Shameer, of Jacklow, Upper Pomeroon.
Reports are that the incident occurred about 02:00h on Monday when Shameer was crossing the Pomeroon River in his boat and another boat, which was powered by an outboard engine, collided with him.
After the collision, Police said that Shameer could not be located.
The 33-year-old captain of the other boat, who hails from Sirki, Pomeroon River, was unharmed. He is now in Police custody assisting with investigations.
According to the missing man’s brother, Fizal, he last saw Shameer Monday morning at 10:30h in the Jacklow area. He said he left to visit a friend at Jacklow and upon returning, the accident occurred.
Family members related to Guyana Times that they were most disturbed at the manner in which the entire accident was dealt with. They are, therefore, calling on the Police to apprehend the two passengers who were travelling in the arrested captain’s boat at the time.
As investigations continue, Police were informed that the now missing man and the surviving captain had “old grievances”.
A search party has been sent out to comb the area where the accident occurred and its environs with the hope of finding the missing man.