Boat capsizes near Leguan, two rescued

A Leguan farmer and the captain of a small passenger boat were rescued around 3pm yesterday after their boat laden with agricultural produce capsized in the Essequibo River.

A release from Maritime Administration Department said that the incident occurred in the Essequibo River close to the shore at Success, Leguan and that the duo was rescued by two boats that were in the vicinity.

The farmer’s produce was destined for Parika however some of it sunk when the boat capsized while the rest was recovered and taken to Parika.

This newspaper was told by an official of MARAD that both men returned to their homes in Leguan yesterday and that the agency was investigating the incident.

 

More in Local

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Most Read This Week

  1. Sheet Anchor man beats, chops wife to death

  2. SOCU actively seeking Brassington, Ashni Singh

  3. Ramotar defends Brassington, Singh

  4. Caribbean Container Inc announces 36-month closure of recycling plant

  5. Pharmacist dies in crash at Liliendaal bridge

  6. Former GRDB accountant arrested in Canada

  7. Lewis launches scathing attack on Jagdeo at sugar rally

  8. Couple hijacked at Ogle seawall, robbed of car, valuables

  9. Cap on ministers’ housing allowance was increased to $500,000 in 2015


Recommended For You