The police in ‘B’ Division are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of rice farmer whose lifeless body was pulled from beneath a toppled tractor in his rice field earlier yesterday (Thursday, June 15, 2017).
The man has been identified as 55-year-old Robert Kendall of #46 Village, Corentyne.
According to the man’s 22-year-old son, Gavin Kendall, he along with his father was operating a tractor bearing registration NO. 28119 at their rice field which is located #46 Village, some 200 rods of the public road, when the tractor toppled and pinned his father beneath.
Gavin noted that upon seeing this, he immediately rushed to his father’s aid and pulled him from underneath the tractor and rushed him to the Port Mourant Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
News Room was told that the police were informed of the incident and they visited the hospital where they examined the body for marks of violence, but none were found.
The body is presently at the Port Mourant Hospital mortuary awaiting a post mortem.
Investigations are ongoing.
Tuesday (May 30, 2017), the body of the 64-year-old man, Hatim Khan also known as “Jackson” of Adelphi Village, East Canje, Berbice, was discovered in a rice field at New Forest, East Canje, after his tractor toppled and pinned him as well.