Overseas-based Guyanese drowns during family outing

first_imgOverseas-based Guyanese Ravindra Bufhraj, also called “Rick,” of Lot X 7 Amla Avenue, Prashad Nagar, Georgetown, reportedly drowned on Sunday, July 15, while jet-skiing in the Demerara River in the vicinity of Coverden, East Bank Demerara.The 46-year-old had reportedly arrived in Guyana with his wife and daughter on July 7, and a family outing was subsequently planned to Santa Mission, Kamuni River, Region Three.This family, along with relatives, travelled to Jettoo’s Sawmill wharf at Block ‘Y’ Coverden, EBD on Sunday, where they joined a speed boat which took them to an Amerindian reservation. They reportedly returned at about 17:00h.Wanting some more fun, Bufhraj and a friend mounted a jet-ski and went for a ride in the Demerara River. Bufhraj reportedly lost control of the jet-ski a short while after, resulting in both men falling into the Demerara River. Upon realising what had taken place, several persons rushed to their rescue with a boat. Unfortunately, only the friend was rescued, there was no sign of the overseas-based Bufhraj.Panting for breath, the rescued man was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, while a search was launched to find the missing Bufhraj. After several hours of looking, the search party came up empty-handed.The search continued on Monday, but up to late that evening, the body was yet to be recovered.last_img

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