Body of man who drowned at Rock­stone re­cov­ered

Stabroek News - - WORLD NEWS -

The body of 50-year-old Gavin Moses, who died on Sun­day af­ter he at­tempted to save teenager, Kime­anda Prince, from drown­ing dur­ing an out­ing at Rock­stone Fish­ing Fes­ti­val has been re­cov­ered.

Moses’ body was pulled out of the Esse­quibo River yes­ter­day around 1.30 pm and is cur­rently at the Linden Hospi­tal Mor­tu­ary.

At the time of the in­ci­dent, 13-year-old Prince, a sec­ond form stu­dent of the Hous­ton Se­condary School, was at Golden Creek tak­ing a swim with her cousin.

Prince, Moses and oth­ers had taken a boat across the river to the creek which was a part of the at­trac­tions at the fish­ing fes­ti­val.

Ac­cord­ing to an at­tendee who asked not to be named, Prince and another cousin were in the water swim­ming when they un­know­ingly ven­tured into a part of the creek “that had a drop and was very deep”. They re­port­edly started to scream for help and Moses re­sponded but he was only able to res­cue the cousin and man­aged to push up Prince be­fore he drowned. Although Prince was quickly pulled from the river, she died.

Sev­eral per­sons dived and searched the area where he went down on Sun­day but they were un­able to find him.

An or­ga­nizer of the event Amac­syah Joseph ex­plained that they had put safety mea­sure in place dur­ing the prepa­ra­tions for the event. He pointed out that all per­sons who were trans­ported to the creek were given life­jack­ets and were re­quired to keep them on. Per­sons were ad­vised of the depth of the river, he said.

Prince was cel­e­brat­ing her 13th birthday. On Satur­day Moses had also cel­e­brated his birthday.

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