Police are investigating the alleged drowning of Maurice Wilson, a 53-year-old Pastor/ Farmer, of Vauxhall Canal #2 Polder, West Bank Demerara.

According to police, Wilson left for his farm at L’Oire Backdam, Canal #1 with his wife around 06:00hrs yesterday. He however, continued his journey on foot by himself to his farm, which is situated about 180 yrds from the Number #1 Canal Road, after which his wife returned to their residence.

About 18:40hrs, Wilson’s wife became concerned after he did not return. She contacted a family friend who immediately dispatched a search party.

About 19:15hrs, Wilson’s body was found floating downward in a creek to the western side of farm. The search party contacted the family of the deceased who removed his body from the creek and summoned the Police to the scene. No marks of violence were seen on the exposed parts of the body, the police said.

Wilson’s body was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The pastor is said to have suffered from epilepsy. Investigations are ongoing.


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