…while swimming to Guyana in search of food
The body of a Venezuelan man identified as Chavo Daniels Diaz, 27, of El Tigre in Maturin was found floating in the Wenamu River in Region Seven on Sunday at about 14:00hrs.
It is understood that the Venezuelan had on Saturday attempted to swim to Guyana in search of food, but perished in the undertaking.
The Guyana Times understands that Diaz, in the company of other Venezuelan men, had on Saturday been venturing to Guyana, as is customary with Venezuelans attempting to find food which would then be taken back to their homeland. He, however, was reportedly not a good swimmer, and thus began to experience difficulties in the water, which was very rough at the time.
Diaz eventually went underwater, and despite best efforts of the others in attempting to save him, did not resurface. His body was on Sunday discovered floating a short distance away from where he had drowned.
The body was collected by Captain of the San Wan in Venezuela, to be transported back to his homeland.