Sailor feared dead in Essequibo River boat mishap

A 29-year-old sailor is feared dead after a boat mishap in the Essequibo River. A search is currently underway for Gavin Cox, of Batavia Village, Mazaruni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).
Reports are the accident occurred at about 19:45h in Thursday.
According to Police reports, the missing man, who was the lone occupant in his boat, was hit by a fibreglass boat that was powered by a 300-horsepower engine. The impact of the collision caused Cox to be thrown overboard and he disappeared.
The captain of the fibreglass boat, Police said, attempted to search the area for Cox but his efforts were futile. The man then went to the Bartica Police Station and reported the matter. He has since been placed into Police custody assisting with investigations.