Body of 19-year-old fished out of Mazaruni River

first_imgThe decomposed body of a 19-year-old was on Sunday afternoon fished out of the Mazaruni River in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), days after he had drowned about two miles from where his body was found.Dead: Shemar Stefon SearsThe dead teen has been identified as Shemar Stefon Sears of Lot 687 South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.According to information reaching Guyana Times, around 09:00h on Thursday last, Sears had ventured into the river at Akaree Island, where he was about to wash a barrel.Shortly after, the 19-year-old was seen swimming in the river and then he suddenly disappeared. Reports are that he had ‘lost control’, causing him to drown.It was not until about 17:30h on Sunday that the body of the now dead teenager resurfaced about two miles from where he allegedly drowned.The decomposed body of Sears were retrieved from the river and taken to Memorial Funeral Home where it remains, awaiting a post-mortem examination.Police in F Division (Lethem and other Interior Locations) have launched an investigation.last_img

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