Tragedy struck the community of Wismar, Linden yesterday when a teenager disappeared in the Demerara River.
Missing and feared dead is Esther Weekes, 19, of Lot 14 Burnham Drive.
According to reports, the former student of the Christianburg Wismar Secondary School was in the company of two relatives at the time when both she and the younger relative “went under.”
While her relative was able to swim to the shore, Weekes however was not so fortunate.
Up to press time, efforts made by this newspaper to ascertain whether the body has been recovered proved futile.