PME confirms minibus driver drowned

Dead: Eusi Lindo

The results of a post-mortem examination (PME) conducted on the body of 25-year-old Eusi Lindo, who was fished out of a Linden blue lake last Friday has given the cause of death as drowning. The PME was conducted at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Georgetown, on Monday by Government pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh. The body was then handed over to relatives for burial.
The body of the Lot 600 Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD) resident was recovered from the blue lake at Richmond Hill, Mackenzie, Linden, on Friday, a day after he went missing after venturing into the lake during an outing with friends. His body was discovered at the location at about 17:34h by diver Paul Vanhersal, who was contracted by relatives.
Lindo and about nine friends along with his girlfriend travelled to the blue lake in Linden on Thursday. During the outing, the couple reportedly ventured into the lake, where they walked until the water was at the height of their shoulders, when according to the girlfriend, she turned away. Shortly after, the woman told investigators she heard a “splashing” sound. Upon looking around, she saw her boyfriend “splashing” around in the water. The woman related that she initially thought he was joking around. However, she reportedly told investigators that he pulled her hand and they began to go underwater. The woman, however, managed to pull away and swim to shore, while Lindo went underwater. The girlfriend and other friends were later questioned by Police in relation to the incident. (G13)