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Guyana: Young men die in tragic beach trip

July 9, 2024

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The bodies of two young people were found on Monday afternoon, a few hours after they were reported missing at the Unity Beach, Mahaica on Sunday.

Police said that the bodies of Navin Seenauth, age 20, and Daniel Boodram, age 17, were recovered in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Unity Beach, East Coast Demerara.

The Ministry of Home Affairs said that Seenauth, Boodram, and 17-year-old Joshua Deonarine, all from the Unity Village had gone swimming when they got into difficulty.

Deonarine stated that the water was inshore with heavy waves upon their arrival. Despite the conditions, the youths proceeded to swim.

In a statement, the ministry said that Deonarine, who cannot swim, exited the water but noticed that his two friends were no longer visible in the water.

The ministry said that the Guyana Police Force is conducting an investigation, and the Coast Guard had been deployed early Monday to assist in the search efforts.

The body of Seenauth was discovered about 800 meters in the Atlantic Ocean. The body was brought to shore, photographed, and processed and what appears to be fish bites were seen on upper and lower lips and right side eye. Boodran’s body was also sighted close by.

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