The body of a 66-year-old man was found floating in the Upper Pomeroon River

The body of a 66-year-old Amerindian man, who had been missing since Tuesday, was found floating at Dredge Creek in the Upper Pomeroon River today.

Cecil George was found by his 40-year-old daughter who had gone to the Creek to make checks for him, said District Two Police Pilot (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Superintendent Crystal Robinson.

According to Commander Robinson, the discovery was made at about 05:30h. George’s body was found upwards. He was dressed in a blue shirt and dark blue short pants.

The body was taken to the Charity jetty by relatives, where it was examined by a police rank. It was observed that fish appeared to partially eat the deceased surface.

Nevertheless, the body was photographed and then escorted to the Charity hospital on the Essequibo Coast, where George was formally pronounced dead by a doctor on duty.

The girl told police that her father left home on Tuesday April 6th, 2021 at about 22:00 h in his boat for an unknown destination. He said the elderly man claimed he was drinking alcohol at the time.

A missing person report was made at Charity Police Station on Wednesday.

The body at Suddie Hospital Mortuary is awaiting PME.

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