Mazaruni Prison officers save 5 miners after boat mishap

Officers stationed at the Mazaruni Prison at Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) on Tuesday completed a daring rescue operation in saving the lives of five miners after their boat had capsized in the Mazaruni River.
Reports are that the incident occurred at about 12:30h on Tuesday as the mining crew was en route to a mining camp at Itaballi. They were ferrying essential fuel supplies when their vessel encountered perilous waters and became partially submerged.

The boat that capsized with the miners

Fortunate for them, Superintendent of Prisons Carlton Cameron and Prison Trade Instructor McAndrew were returning from Bartica when they spotted the miners in distress. The Prison ranks wasted no time in extending a lifeline to the miners, pulling them to safety from the dangerous waters.
The miners were transported to the Bartica Regional Hospital, where they received medical attention.
In wake of the rescue, Director of Prisons, Nicklon Elliot, has lauded the courageous actions of the officers involved, hailing them as true heroes for their selfless commitment to preserving life in the face of adversity.