A family outing on Sunday turned tragic when a 17-year-old girl drowned at a creek at Wismar, Linden in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
Dead is 17-year-old Nazana Samaroo of Lot 33 Little Diamond Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara (EBD). The incident occurred at about 17:30h.
According to the Police, Samaroo was on a family outing in the company of her 34-year-old mother, Lizanna Anderson, 40-year-old foster father Keon McPherson and her five siblings at the creek.
The teenager and her 8-year-old brother decided to go swimming. After some time, however, the little boy noticed his sister, who attempted to swim across the creek several times, was missing. He then raised an alarm.
A search of the entire area was immediately done by family and other public-spirited persons and the body of the now deceased teenager was found at the bottom of the creek. She was escorted to the Linden Hospital Complex where she was pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor on duty. There were no marks of violence seen on the body.
The body is presently lying at the Pensioners Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination. (G12)