6-year-old drowns in Pomeroon River

A search has been launched for the body of a six-year-old Abrams Creek Primary School student after he fell into the Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Tuesday.
Reports are Ramesh Khan, a Grade One student of Abrams Creek, Upper Pomeroon River, fell into the river about 11:45h when he went to wash his feet. The river runs along the front of his school.
According to information received, the boy and an eight-year-old female student were playing at the health post building, which is also housed in the school’s compound.
The girl reported that about 11:40h she and the now-deceased student were playing when he told her that he was going to wash his feet. She told investigators that shortly afterwards she saw Khan’s upraised two hands in the water and she began to scream.
Guyana Times was told that upon hearing the child’s screams, teachers rushed out and ran to the landing, but the child was not seen. Two men from the area then jumped overboard in search of the boy, but their efforts proved futile. The Police were called, and an investigation has been launched. Meanwhile, another search party has been combing the area for the child’s body.