Minibus driver feared drowned after outing in Linden
A minibus driver of Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown is feared drowned at one of the ‘blue lakes’ in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
The incident occurred around 12:30h on Thursday.
Reports are that the minibus driver, Eusi Lindo, along with his girlfriend and a busload of persons, travelled to the town to visit the ‘blue lakes’ – a popular tourist attraction.
The friends reportedly ventured to the lake in the vicinity of Richmond Hill, Mackenzie, which stretches to the Kara Kara area.
The man and his girlfriend reportedly ventured into one of the lakes until the water level reached their shoulders. The missing man’s partner said she turned away for a moment and suddenly heard “splashing sounds”.
She explained that she saw her boyfriend splashing in water and she thought he was pretending to drown.
The woman further related that Lindo grabbed onto her, and they both went under the water. However, she managed to swim to shore, but her boyfriend never surfaced.
Regional Commander, Superintendent Hugh Winter said the Police visited the scene, but they were not equipped to dive into the lake to search for the man.
He noted, however, that the man’s friends were taken into custody for questioning. An investigation has been launched.