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The body of a 26-year-old fisherman who had been reportedly heavily intoxicated was pulled from a drain at Number 76 Village, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Monday.
It is believed that the man might have fallen into the drain, where he subsequently drowned.
The dead man was identified as Kishan Bayo, also called “Penton”, of Number 76 Village.
He was reportedly last seen alive around 12:30h on the day in question at his stepfather’s home consuming alcohol.
The dead man’s father, Vejai Ramnarine related that he received a telephone call from someone who informed him that his son was seen lying motionless in a drain at Number 76 Village.
As family members of the now dead man rushed to the scene, they were confronted by their worst fears. His body was subsequently retrieved and taken to the Skeldon Mortuary, where it awaits a post-mortem. The police have since confirmed that there were no visible marks of violence about his body. Investigations are ongoing.
About a month ago, 21-year-old Devin Persaud, also called “Richard”, of Crabwood Creek, was discovered floating at Orealla Point, Corentyne days after he went missing.
It was reported that Persaud and a few of his friends had left for a fishing expedition in the Corentyne River.
The men said that during the trip, Persaud jumped overboard to “beat water to chase fish in the seine”. However, about 10 minutes later, Persaud called out to the others to collect him, but as they approached the area where he was, he reportedly let go of the life jacket and, within seconds, disappeared under the water.
The others reportedly searched the area up to 03:00h the next morning, but to no avail. Persaud’s partially-decomposed body was discovered about one week after the incident.