Riverview woman dies after boats collide on Essequibo River
A woman lost her life after the boat she was travelling in collided with a cargo vessel in the Essequibo River early yesterday morning.
Dead is 20-year-old Nichola Mayers, of Riverview Village on the Essequibo River, who had been among three Riverview residents on their way home from Bartica when the collision occurred. Her mother, Beatrice Welsh, told Stabroek News that Mayers was returning to her home, after attending a birthday party, when she met her demise.
The accident occurred approximately 300 feet from Riverview, said Melina Pollard, Toshao of the village. She also stated that no one else was seriously injured.