1 killed in Pomeroon boat collision

first_imgOne man is dead while two others are severely injured following a two-boat collision in the vicinity of Grant, Lower Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Dead: Ryan DeFreitasDead is Ryan DeFreitas, 28, of Lower Pomeroon, who suffered the brunt of the impact.The two injured persons were identified as Kenneth Garraway, called “Scar Face”, 52, of Charity New Housing Scheme, Essequibo and Civil Abdul, 55, of Mabaruma, North West District.According to information received, Garraway was captaining a wooden boat powered by a 200 hp Yamaha outboard engine and was heading to Port Kaituma, while Abdul was steering a similar boat powered by a similar type of engine and was heading to Charity, Essequibo Coast.While information remains sketchy, Essequibo Divisional Commander Ravindradat Budhram confirmed that the boat accident did occur, but he was not in possession of any information about it being fatal. He noted that the two injured men were rushed to the Suddie Hospital where they were admitted and are being treated for several bodily injuries.However, a close friend of the deceased told Guyana Times that he was a passenger in one of the boats that were involved in the collision and was tossed out of the boat following the collision.DeFreitas’ body was later recovered and taken to the Suddie Hospital Mortuary to await a post-mortem examination. The Police have launched an investigation.last_img read more