Authorities in Linden are investigating the circumstances surrounding a tragic incident at Coomacka Mines Beach in Region 10, where a 13-year-old boy is believed to have drowned. The victim, identified as Hassini Mack, a resident of Wisroc New Housing Scheme, reportedly lost his life at the beach on Tuesday, August 29, around 4:30 PM. The incident occurred while he was partaking in an outing with a group of individuals. Regrettably, Hassini’s body remains unrecovered at this time.
Initial findings suggest that on the afternoon of the incident, around 2:00 PM, the teen left his home accompanied by a 29-year-old Canadian national and his 25-year-old American wife, both residing in Kara Kara, Mackenzie, Linden. Alongside them were four other underaged individuals, all heading to Coomacka Mines Beach for a swimming excursion.
Upon arrival, Hassini and the other children joined the 29-year-old Canadian national in the water, engaging in various recreational activities.
Tragedy struck at approximately 4:30 PM, when Hassini and another 14-year-old juvenile from Wismar, Linden, ventured to the riverbank to rinse off. As they moved towards the centre of the river, they encountered a sudden surge in water currents. This forceful flow caused Hassini to submerge.
In a desperate cry for help, the 29-year-old Canadian national rushed to their aid, successfully rescuing the 14-year-old companion. Unfortunately, by the time he reached Hassini, the 13-year-old had disappeared beneath the water’s surface.
Despite the efforts of concerned individuals who assisted the 29-year-old in searching for Hassini, their attempts yielded no results.
The search is ongoing.