Police Commander for Regional Division #2, Superintendent Crystal Robinson, has reported that the body of 66-year-old, Cecil George was found earlier today floating in Dredge Creek in the Upper Pomeroon River.

According to Commander Robinson, at about 05:30hrs, George’s daughter, Rachel, was making checks in Dredge Creek for her father, when she discovered his body floating facing upward.

He was clad in a blue jersey and a dark-blue short pants. The body was taken to the Charity wharf by relatives, where it was also seen and examined by a police rank. It was observed that George’s face appeared to be partly eaten by fishes.

The body was photographed and then escorted to the Charity hospital on the Essequibo Coast.

Rachel George said her father was last seen alive on Tuesday April 6th, 2021 at about 22:00 hrs as he was leaving home in his boat for an unknown destination.

According to Rachel, her father was allegedly consuming alcohol at the time. On Wednesday April 7th, she made a report at the Charity Police Station that her father, Cecil George was missing.

The body was taken to the Suddie Hospital’s Mortuary and is awaiting a post-mortem examination.

George is the third missing person to be found dead this week. On Monday last, the body of 19-year-old, University of Guyana student, Joel Skeete was found lodged between rocks in the Demerara River, days after his relatives reported him missing. The body of 20-year-old Avinash Fernandes, called ‘Avi’ was found today floating in the Arakaka river in the North West District (NWD). He was reported missing several days ago from his campsite at 13 Miles Trail Line’ Backdam Arakaka NWD.


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