Man drowns at Madewini Creek

An outing at the Madewini Creek, Soesdyke-Linden Highway on Monday ended in tragedy for several friends when a young Guyana Defence Force Officer plunged to his death.

According to a source, twenty-three-year old Wayne Paul and several friends journeyed to the creek to spend the Phagwah Holiday and Paul decided to take a plunge from the bridge at the creek. The friends did not notice anything was wrong as he was a very good swimmer and they thought he was playing a prank. The source said that it is not clear if Paul hit his head in the water.

Wayne Paul
Wayne Paul

The source added that after they realized something was wrong, they pulled him out of the water but he was already unconscious. He died while on the way to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.

His body is currently at the Lyken Funeral Parlour.

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