Two days after she allegedly plunged into the Kara Kara Creek and never resurfaced, the lifeless body of 14-year-old Kenneitha Angela Graves has been retrieved.
According to information received, the body was pulled from the creek at about 10:30h on Monday.
Graves, who resided at Lot 24 Kara Kara, Linden, went for a swim on Saturday at about 10:00h. Police said that the teen had left home at about 09:30h unknowing to her mother, and had gone to a house at Lower Kara Kara, where she normally goes to play with children living there.
Devika, whose house the teen would normally visit, has said the teen was standing by a creek located at the back of her yard when she told the teen, “If you cannot swim, move from next to the creek.”
Devika said she left the teen standing there, and was about to go into her home when she heard someone shouting, “Help! Help!”.
As such, she rushed to the scene, and saw the teen in the water, helpless and sinking. Devika said she began to shout for help, because she does not know how to swim either, and a short while after, the teen’s body sank under the water.
She said that persons in the area rushed to the creek and immediately started to search for the teen, but the strong current in the creek prevented them from locating her. An investigation has since been launched.
Only about a month ago, 17-year-old Nazana Samaroo of Lot 33 Little Diamond Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara, drowned while swimming at a creek at Wismar, Linden. (G12)