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A newborn baby was discovered floating at the De Willem koker, West Coast Demerara on Saturday afternoon by residents in the area.
Based on information received, persons in the area noticed what looked like a infant floating in a trench which leads to the koker, and upon checking, the dead baby boy was found. His umbilical cord was still attached.
When contacted, ranks of D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) were unaware of the situation. Just one month ago, the body of an 11-month-old baby was retrieved from a drain at Sayah Village, Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara.
The child, Alvin Matthew, of Lot 47 Sayah Village, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital. Based on reports received, the child was at home with his mother, Parbattie Matthews, and his siblings in the lower flat of their house.
However, it is believed that the child crawled outside and ventured into the yard where he fell into the drain.
Shortly after, his mother realised that the baby was missing and frantically began to look for him. The child was found lying face down in the drain, which is approximately 10 feet wide and three feet deep.