Autopsy revealed father of four drowned

An autopsy performed on the remains of Orson Gishard, the father of four who died on Saturday following a boat mishap in the Kaburi River, Mazaruni revealed that he died as a result of drowning.

Commander of ‘F’ Division, Ravendradat Budhram told Stabroek News that the post-mortem examination was conducted on Monday and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Gishard, 35, of Lot 12 Waterlilly Road, Wismar, Linden died on Saturday after a boat he was travelling in capsized in the Kaburi River, Mazaruni.

Orson Gishard

Budhram had previously told this newspaper that Gishard and three others were travelling in the Kaburi River when they encountered rough waters and the boat capsized.

The dead man’s colleagues managed to swim to safety until they were rescued but were unable to save Gishard as the water “was pulling.”

His lifeless body was lifted out of the river late Saturday afternoon and transported to Georgetown on Sunday.

Gishard’s sister, LaToya Gishard, had related to Stabroek News that on Saturday morning, the management of the Ingrid and Brian Chase Mining and Trucking Service informed them of the incident. Later the said afternoon, she said, they received another call informing the family that Orson’s lifeless body had been found.

The woman had said that at no point did the company explain where her brother and his colleagues were travelling to or coming from.

Gishard worked at Issano, Mazaruni and had started working with the company about a month ago.

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