Two men drown after boat sinks in Makari River

-three swim to safety

Police in ‘F’ Division (Interior Locations) are investigating the deaths of two men who were pulled from the Makari River, Mazaruni, Essequibo yesterday afternoon.

Police last night identified the deceased as Jeffery Dirwar, 26 years of 111 Miles, Mahdia, Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni)  and the other as ‘Fineman’.  

Information reaching Stabroek News stated that Dirwar and `Fineman’ were hired to assist Suban Hussain, 37, a miner of Byderabo, Bartica to move his dredge from the backdam. Hussain made the report to police after he was informed of the tragedy by his General Manager.

The hired men left the site, Hussain reported to the police, on Friday. The two men met three others and boarded a small boat powered by a 15 Horse Power outboard engine.

As they were crossing the river to the community landing, the boat sank and three of the men managed to swim to shore while two went missing.  Police found the bodies tied to a tree on the bank of the river.

The bodies were transported to a mortuary in the city yesterday.

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