Overseas-based Guyanese missing after jet ski mishap

An overseas-based Guyanese is feared to have drowned in the Demerara River while jet skiing on Sunday afternoon and a search has been launched for him.

The missing man has been identified as Ravindra Budhraj called Rick, age 46, of Lot ‘ X’ 7 Amla Avenue, Prashad Nagar.

Information received stated that Budhraj, his wife, daughter and a family friend identified as Stefan Gajie had visited Santa Mission for a day trip. Upon returning, Budhraj and Gajie  embarked on jet skiing activity at the Jettoo’s Sawmill wharf, located at Block ‘Y’ Coverden, East Bank Demerara.

Gajie told investigators that Budhraj was the rider and during the stint he lost control of the ski and they were thrown off.

Upon noticing the mishap, the manager of the sawmill, Ian Chung, along with other persons, police said rushed to their rescue with a boat. The team managed to save Gajie while Budhraj was nowhere to be seen.

Gajie was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was treated and later discharged. 

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