Fisherman allegedly drowns at No 63 Beach

The lifeless body of 47-year-old Persaud Vanryck of No 64 Village, Corentyne Berbice was on Thursday pulled from the Atlantic Ocean at the foreshore of the No 63 Beach, Corentyne Berbice. The Police have said that the victim’s 17-year-old son found his lifeless body floating next to his seine at about midday. The late Vanryck had left his home at about 9:00h to retrieve his seine, but never returned, prompting his son to make checks for him.
Upon the discovery, the fisherman’s body was taken to the Skeldon Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A post-mortem is expected soonest.
No marks of violence were found on the body, the Police have said.