Surveyor drowns in Berbice River

first_imgThe body of a 25-year-old surveyor was on Saturday afternoon recovered from the Berbice River with blood oozing from its mouth and ears.Dead is Seon Hughes of Lot 133 Friendship, East Coast Demerara, who was last seen on Friday afternoon afterDead: Seon Hugheshe allegedly fell into the river while walking close to a koker.Reports are that the father of two was carrying out a survey at Lansdale, East Bank Berbice, along with six others when he lost his balance and fell overboard.One of the dead man’s colleagues reportedly told Police that Hughes was walking backwards when he slipped into the water and was pulled away due to the current. Two of his colleagues went after him but the now dead man went under the water and never resurfaced.Guyana Times was told that his colleagues were able to grab him but were unable to save him. Another report stated that the man was swimming and he was pretending that he could not swim but was not taken seriously. Hughes was described as someone who usually “pulls a lot of pranks and makes a lot of jokes”.While the reports remain conflicting, a relative told Guyana Times that the family intends to get to the bottom of the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.The relative explained that the family was told that it was only after some time had elapsed and he did not resurface, that two of his colleagues went into the water to save him but their efforts proved futile.Despite several searches, the man’s bloodied body was pulled a short distance from where he was last seen. The Police have launched an investigation into the incident. The man leaves to mourn his wife, two children, parents and siblings.last_img read more