Home News Bodies of friends pulled from Essequibo River
The bodies of the two friends who went missing on Tuesday last following a mishap in the Essequibo River were recovered on Friday morning. Dead are 50-year-old Ravie Chutie of Hog Island and 56-year-old Ozard Russell of Aliki, Essequibo River. Their bodies, according to information received, are badly damaged.
It was reported that the two now dead men along with Janet Robinson, the reputed wife of Chutie, were travelling along the Essequibo River in a wooden boat powered by a 15-horsepower engine when they encountered rough waters.
The pounding waves caused Chutie to lose balance and fall overboard and in a bid to save his friend’s life, Russell went after him, but neither of them resurfaced.
The boat drifted to the Hog Island foreshore where Robinson alerted persons. A group of men went in search of the two men but came up empty-handed.
The police were contacted and based on reports received, the woman said that the two men were intoxicated since they drank a bottle of alcohol before they departed from the Hubu Koker, Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).
A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted shortly