A 19-year-old employee of the Baganara Resort drowned yesterday afternoon in the Essequibo River after he reportedly wandered away from his colleagues and went into the river.
An official close to the resort confirmed that an employee had drowned, but said that he was unable to provide any details and that contact should be made with the resort’s Public Relations Officer. Efforts to do so proved futile.
According to reports, at around 5pm the young man who had only been employed at the resort as a member of the ground staff three months ago was relaxing with other colleagues and they thought that he was going for a swim. After he disappeared into the water they mounted a search and it was only an hour after that his body was found by divers.
The body of the man is at the Bartica Hospital.