Body of missing miner pulled from Cuyuni River

first_imgThe body of 28-year-old Yannick Janniere, also called “Kayzim” of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, was on Friday morning pulled from the Pepper Hill River Mouth, Cuyuni River.The discovery was made two days after Janniere disappeared while attempting to swim towards a drifting boat to save himself.It was reported that Janniere and several other workers were loading a dredge and other equipment belonging to their employer onto a pontoon for transportation to another area.However, as the men were finished loading the equipment onto the pontoon and were ready to journey to the other location, the boat that was attached to the pontoon unloosened and the pontoon began to drift downstream.Janniere reportedly jumped from the pontoon into the rough waters of the Cuyuni River and began swimming towards the drifting boat.He swam for about 200 metres before he disappeared under the water. His fellow workers raised an alarm and some even jumped into the river in a bid to rescue him, but he has not since been seen.The incident was reported at Bartica Police Station and an investigation was launched. The man’s body was taken to the Bartica Hospital Mortuary.last_img

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