Miner drowns while attempting to swim across Cuyuni River

A miner drowned on Sunday afternoon while attempting to swim across the Cuyuni River in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).
Dead is Carlos Gomes.
Guyana Times was informed that Gomes, originally from Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Essequibo), was employed at a mining camp in Region Seven.
At about 15:00h on Sunday, he embarked on a swim from one camp to another, but unfortunately encountered difficulties and submerged in the water near Makapa Hills.

Dead: Carlos Gomes

Upon noticing Gomes’s disappearance, fellow miners in the vicinity initiated a search and ultimately recovered his lifeless body from the river.
This comes more than a week after three children of Massara, North Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) drowned.
The three girls, Michelle Jefferys, Alicia Dorrick, and Nia Jefferys, aged five, six, and eight drowned in the ‘Razor Grass’ pond in Massara Village, North Rupununi.
It was reported that the girls left their parents’ home to go for a swim. Their parents later started a search after they did not see them in the house. The girls were found floating in the pond by villagers who had joined the search. The Toshao of the village subsequently notified the Annai Police of the incident. (G9)