A 71-year-old fisherman is dead and at least seven other fishermen were injured after a bee swarm attack on Thursday at Onverwagt, West Coast Berbice (WCB).
At the time of the incident, the men were making their way to the seashore. Dead is Winston Rigby, 71, of No. 41 Village, WCB, the Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) Information Department reported.
The injured fishermen have been identified as Basil Ramesh Davie, 56, of Bush Lot Village WCB; Kenneth Rigby, 72, of El Dorado Village, WCB; Kenneth Hero, 56, of No. 28 Village, WCB; Leon Bobb, 61, of Belladrum Village, WCB; William Rigby, 44, of Onderneeming, WCB; Glenroy Fraser, 62, of No. 22 Bel Air, WCB and Charles Cadogan, 59, of No. 22 Bel Air, WCB.