A sailor attached to Toolsie Persaud Limited, today lost his life after he fell overboard while working on a barge.

Dead is 38-year-old Damion Mc Almont of 4/20 Wappin Lane, New Amsterdam, Berbice.

The incident occurred at around 02:30 hrs today at Toolsie Persaud Quarry,  St Mary Warft, Essequibo River.

According to another sailor, Latchman Ramnarace,  he was at the right side of the barge pulling a bow rope when he saw Mc Almont running to the right side of the barge, before falling into the river.

As a result, Ramnarace said he jumped overboard in an effort to rescue his colleague, Mc Almont.

Unfortunately, his efforts were unsuccessful.

At around 06:00 hrs today, Mc Almont’s body was found submerged next to the barge. His  body was retrieved and examined; there were no marks of violence.

He was escorted to the Bartica Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


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