Jamieson De Abreu called “Major”, 52, is now dead after he allegedly drowned at Maria Henrietta, Berbice River between Monday and Wednesday. They Break News understands that he was last seen alive by his cousin at a shop on Monday at about 06:15hrs.
According to his cousin, Floyd, De Abreu went to the shop to purchase cigarettes and later left with a dilapidated wooden boat paddling down the Berbice River which he operated from the bow.
Sometime after, the boat was observed floating along the Berbice River by residents of the area. An alarm was made and residents of Maria Henrietta launched a search for De Abreu but to no avail.
On Wednesday at about 08:00hrs, the man’s body was found floating in the Berbice River. His body was examined and the face and upper parts appeared to be mutilated from suspected fish bites.
The body was escorted to Kwakwani Hospital Complex where he was officially pronounced dead on arrival. De Abreu’s corpse is at the Kwakwani Hospital mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.