Two feared dead as boat capsizes in Canje Creek

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The Guyana Defence Force Coastguard and the police have commenced a search for two persons who disappeared after tugboat they were in capsized in the Canje Creek Friday night

Missing and feared dead are Shellon Williamson reportedly of Mai Mai Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam and Richard John of Edinburgh, East Bank Berbice.

Reports reaching this newspaper state that the accident occurred around 20:45 hrs. Dennis John, the captain of the vessel told reporters Richard is also his brother. He said went out to purchase chicken and returned to the boat while he was cooking. The man said shortly after the boat began taking in water apparently as a result of a leak. They desperately tried to get the water out, but to no avail. It was at this point the boat capsized, trapping all three of them underneath. However, Dennis said hem managed to free himself, but the others were not so lucky. He managed to swim to shore where he lodged a report with the police.

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