A search is currently underway for 29-year-old Gavin Cox, a sailor of Botavia Village, Mazaruni River. He was reported missing following a boat mishap about 19:45hrs on Thursday on the Essequibo River.
Police in the region were told that the missing man was the lone occupant in his boat when it was hit by a fiberglass vessel operated by Mark Gonsalves. The impact caused Cox to be thrown overboard and he was not seen again.
Gonsalves said he attempted to search the area for Gavin Cox but same was futile. He thereafter went to the Bartica Police Station and reported the matter. Gonsalves was placed in custody and is assisting with further investigations as the search continues.