Housewife discovers father’s body floating in Pomeroon River

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The body of a 66-year-old man was found floating in Dredge Creek, Upper Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Thursday (yesterday) by his daughter, more than 24 hours after she last saw her dad leave his home in an intoxicated state.

The dead man has been identified as Cecil George.

According to Police Commander for Regional Division #2, Superintendent Crystal Robinson, George’s body was discovered around 05:30h yesterday by his 40-year-old daughter, Rachel, a housewife of Sommerset and Berks.

A police statement explained that the woman was making checks in Dredge Creek, Upper Pomeroon River for her father, when she discovered his body floating facing upward.

“ He was clothed in a blue jersey and a dark-blue short pants. The body was taken to the Charity wharf by relatives where it was also seen and examined by a police rank. It was observed that the deceased face appeared to be partly eaten by fishes.                                   

The body was photographed and then escorted to the Charity hospital on the Essequibo Coast where he was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty. Rachel George said her father was last seen alive on Tuesday April 6th, 2021 at about 22:00 hrs as he was leaving home in his boat for an unknown destination.”

According to the 40-year-old female, her dad was allegedly consuming alcohol at that time.

After he failed to return home or make contact with her, she made a report at the Charity Police Station, Essequibo, on Wednesday that the now deceased was missing.

His body was taken to the Suddie Hospital’s Mortuary awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME).

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