Man dies after reportedly driving car into Demerara River

The lifeless body of a Berbice, Region Six resident was on Monday morning pulled from the Demerara River after he reportedly drove his motorcar off the Timehri Wharf, East Bank Demerara.

Dead: Umdut Jagnit

Dead is 39-year-old Umdut Jagnit of Lot 5 Betsy Ground, East Canje, Berbice.
Based on reports received, at about 04:30h, a security guard residing at Timehri Docks, EBD, was informed that a car was seen in the Demerara River. In turn, he contacted the Timehri Police Station and the ranks responded promptly.
From initial reports, it is believed that the man might have driven his Toyota Carina 192 bearing registration number PHH 5423 overboard. The vehicle was subsequently pulled from the river.

The car being removed from the river

Jagnit’s body was reportedly in the back seat of the motorcar with the seatbelt wrapped around his left foot. The body was, however, inspected but there were no marks of violence.
The body was taken to Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem as Police continue their investigations.