Mahaicony fisherman missing after wave hits him overboard

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A 45-year-old man of Catherine, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD) has been reported missing after being hit by a wave while he was fixing a hole in a boat he worked on with a fellow fisherman on Monday.

According to reports, the incident occurred at about 06:30h some three miles offshore at Belladrum, West Coast Berbice. The missing fisherman has been identified as Lloyd John while his colleague has been identified as 61-year-old Edmondad Duke, also of Catherine, Mahaicony.

“Enquiries revealed that while tending to a hole in their boat, John was hit by a wave, and drifted further out to the sea,” Police said in a statement noting that Duke escaped from the sinking boat which drifted west.

He was subsequently rescued by men on a larger boat and was taken to the Abary Sluice Outpost, where the incident was reported.


The boat and the engine were later retrieved on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 but John remains missing.

Investigations are ongoing.

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