The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Brazilian national Jose Virginia Souza, 58 years, which occurred at about 1300hrs yesterday at Rockstone, Essequibo River.

According to a police press release, investigations have revealed that Souza, who was a miner, is suspected to have drowned while dredging for minerals under water.

The body is presently at the Lyken’s Funeral Parlour awaiting a Post Mortem Examination.

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