At about 1600h. yesterday, police say that a boat travelling along a river at Dukwari, Cuyuni, struck a rock and several passengers were thrown overboard.
As a result, Brazilian National Jose Henrique Salvao De Souza, 66 years, of Junior Ross Landing, Cuyuni, and Bisham Munilall, 5 years, of Charlotte Street, Georgetown, lost their lives.
Only the body of De Souza has so far been recovered.
Investigations are in progress.