Two Brazilian nationals missing after Mazaruni River accident

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Following a river accident that happened at 07:00 on Sunday, December 11 in the area of “Looking Glass Falls” in the Mazaruni River, two Brazilian nationals are listed as missing. The two missing Brazilian nationals have only been identified as “Japow” and “Bartolomeu.”

The Bartica Police Station was visited by Assardo Adrian Savory, 27, a boat captain from Five Miles Bartica, 52-year-old Juarez De Morais, a Brazilian businessman from Providence, East Bank Demerara, 61-year-old Carlos Santos from Regent Street, Georgetown, and 21-year-old Dillon Perreira from Parika Village, East Bank Essequibo, according to the Police.

Savory allegedly told the police that he was the captain of a boat that departed Bartica Stelling, Essequibo River on Sunday morning and was headed for Poppy Show, Mazaruni River. According to the police, Savory said that Juarez De Morais, Carlos Santos, Dillon Perreira, and the now-disappeared Brazilians Japow and “Bartolomeu” were in the boat with him at the time.

According to him, the boat encountered a powerful wave while traveling downstream near the Looking Glass Falls, and as a result, the bow of the boat broke off. Everyone was consequently cast overboard. The two missing people were thrown overboard and never heard from again.

Savory also informed the authorities that he, Dellon Perreira, Juarez De Morais, and Carlos Santos managed to swim to safety and were eventually saved by a passing boat two hours later.

Although efforts were made to find the missing men, they have so far been ineffective. The survivors had physical wounds and were taken to the Bartica Regional Hospital, where everyone was inspected, and then sent away.

In order to help with investigations, the boat’s captain is currently being held at the Bartica Police Station.

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