Body of pensioner found floating in Pomeroon River

The body of a 66-year-old Amerindian man was on Thursday discovered floating in Dredge Creek in the Upper Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).
According to Regional Commander Superintendent Crystal Robinson, the man has been identified as Cecil George.
Reports are that the man’s daughter, Rachel George, made the discovery at about 05:30h. The 40-year-old housewife of Sommerset and Berks was checking for her father when she saw his body floating face down in the creek, clothed in a blue jersey and a dark blue short pants.
The body was taken to the Charity wharf by relatives, where it was examined by a Police rank. According to the Police, it was observed that the face of the deceased appeared to be partly eaten by fishes.
The body was photographed and then escorted to the Charity Hospital, where it was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty. It was subsequently transferred to the Suddie Hospital Mortuary to await a Post Mortem Examination.
Meanwhile, the man’s daughter said she had filed a missing report at Charity Police Station on April 7, after her father had failed to return home.
She said her father was last seen alive on April 6 at about 22:00h when he left home in his boat for an unknown destination. (G15)