One body recovered following Moruca River collision

Ravin Piper

The body of Ravin Piper, the boy who went missing along with his father after the boat they were travelling in collided with another in the Moruca River, North West District, between Friday evening and Saturday morning, was found early yesterday.

Ravin, 18, and George Piper, his father, 41, both farmers, were reportedly tossed out of their vessel at the mouth of the Moruca River, North West District about 10 pm on July 14.

According to a police press release yesterday, the body of Ravin was found about at 8 yesterday morning by ranks of the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard continued to search for Piper’s father but were unsuccessful. The police had mistakenly said that the two were brothers.

Ravin Piper

George’s sister, Paula (only name given),  told Stabroek News that based on information she received, her nephew and her brother were heading home along with another individual. She added that while travelling, though their lights were on, a boat coming in the opposite direction collided with them. The woman indicated that the third passenger of the boat jumped overboard before the collision occurred but her brother and nephew were unable to do so in time.

She added that she has not seen her brother, a father of eight, for quite a while since she lives in Georgetown.

She expressed how saddened she was at the fact that she might only be able to see his body, once found.

George Piper

Paula expressed her bewilderment with the fact that the third passenger of her brother’s boat has been in custody since the incident occurred.

She added that the police are not saying anything about the passengers of the other boat.

At the time of the collision, the police said that the two were returning home from the Pomeroon River in a 17-ft vessel, captained by owner, Uklana France of Father’s Beach, North West District, Region One and who was rescued.

The mishap occurred, the police said, when a vessel owned by the Kumaka District Hospital, allegedly collided with the other.

As a result of the impact, the captain of the Government vessel and four occupants were also hurled overboard.

River collisions have become a serious problem in recent years and the Maritime Administration Department had announc-ed a series of steps to reduce the likelihood of these.

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