Man feared dead after boats collide in Pomeroon

The police at Charity, Essequibo Coast are conducting a search for a man who went down in the vicinity of Aberdeen, Lower Pomeroon River after a collision between two boats on Monday night.

The boat accident occurred around 21:00hrs. It involved two balahoos propelled by 40 HP outboard engines.  Anthony Doodnauth, the pilot of the boat that capsized, was proceeding on the western side of the Pomeroon River and heading south. He was in the company of the missing man who was only identified as ‘Blacka’ from Barama’s Quarter, Land of Canaan.

The other boat was heading in the opposite direction when the collision occurred and the boat steered by Doodnauth turned over throwing both of the occupants into the Pomeroon River. The other boat moved off leaving both men in the river. Doodnauth swam to safety and was later recused and taken to Charity.

According to information, ‘Blacka’ had travelled to the Pomeroon to do construction work and he and Doodnauth were going to a shop to buy bread when the incident occurred.      Doodnauth said that when they were thrown out of the boat, he did not see ‘Blacka’ and he swam to the river shore.  The Police are conducting a search for the other boat involved in the mishap since instead of rendering assistance, the pilot of the boat circled a few times and then motored away. Up to press time there was no sign of ‘Blacka’. Doodnauth is in police custody assisting with investigations.

 

 

 

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