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…body found with Republic of Guinea passport
…persons likely died from dehydration or heatstroke
Nicaraguan authorities have found a small boat drifting off the Caribbean coast with the bodies of six people, apparently migrants.
This is according to ABCNews which reported that the Nicaraguan Interior Ministry said a Republic of Guinea passport belonging to a 31-year-old man was found on one of the bodies. The passport had no Nicaraguan entry stamp in it.
According to reports, the boat was found drifting about a mile (1 1/2 kilometers) out to sea Monday near Cayo Las Palomas.
“The corpses were all too badly decomposed for immediate identification. The ministry said an initial examination indicates all those aboard apparently died of dehydration or heatstroke, and that they probably died about a month ago. Migrants seeking to reach the United States have been trapped at Nicaragua’s southern border with Costa Rica, because the Nicaraguan government won’t allow them to cross Nicaragua. That led some to choose more dangerous water routes,” the news report stated.
It is possible that the said boat of dead bodies was the one seen offshore Guyana drifting at sea approximately 112 nautical miles from Georgetown on February 15, 2021. However, no local authority has confirmed this as yet.
Though authorities spotted the boat of bodies seen offshore Guyana, they were unable to retrieve it before it went out of sight.