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.

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

Investigations are ongoing.



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