13-year-old drowns during outing with relatives

An outing for a Dazzell Housing Scheme family turned tragic on Tuesday after a teenager plunged into a trench at Bellfield, East Coast Demerara (ECD), and never resurfaced.

Amuel Sancho

Dead is 13-year-old Amuel Sancho of Dazzell Housing Scheme, ECD.
Based on reports received, the now dead teen and his relatives went swimming and between 14:00h and 15:30h, he reportedly plunged into a trench and disappeared.
However, the oldest cousin went into the water to search for him and after some time, his motionless body was pulled from the trench. The Police were summoned to the area and rushed the teenager to the CC Nicholson Hospital at Nabaclis, ECD, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
His body was taken to the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem. An investigation has been launched into the incident.