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Police on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two are questioning the mother of a five-year-old boy who is currently critical at the Suddie Public Hospital after he was found hanging from a tree in Akawini, Lower Pomeroon River.
Based on information received, Adrian Benn, a student of Akawini Nursery School, Lower Pomeroon River, was found hanging at just after 11:00h on Thursday. The mother told Police that the child had been in her room from 9:30h to 10:00h looking at a movie on her phone. She, however, fell asleep, and awoke at about 11:00h, whereupon she made checks for the child in the house, but he was not seen. As such, she ventured into the yard, and it was then she made the gruesome discovery.
Without hesitation, she raised an alarm and took down her son. At the time, he was not breathing. He was rushed to the Charity Public Hospital, where he was admitted and later transferred to the Suddie Public Hospital. He remains in the Intensive Care Unit, (ICU) but is expected to be transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital for further medical attention.