Detectives in Regional Division 10 are investigating the alleged drowning of 31-year-old Patrick Lord of Vive-La-Force, West Bank Demerara. The incident occurred on Monday last at around 16:00hrs at Kamakabra Creek, Ituni.
Investigations revealed that Patrick Lord, his brother, Paul Lord, and their co-workers: Allan Hughes, Roy Joseph, Jermaine Caleb Williams, Andy Seeram, and Randolph Seeram, went to Kamakabra Creek after consuming a bottle of rum and stocking up on supplies.
Patrick Lord was swimming near a Koker when his brother and co-workers observed that he failed to surface.
They frantically searched for about ten minutes, after which, Patrick was pulled from the water in an unconscious state. He was rushed to the Ituni Health Centre, where a Medic checked him before transferring him to the Linden Hospital Complex, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The body is at a funeral parlour awaiting a post-mortem examination. Investigations are ongoing.