Body of 12-yr-old student pulled from Pomeroon River


By Leroy Smith

The body of a 12-year-old student of the Charity Primary School was yesterday afternoon (Friday, January 27, 2017) pulled from the Pomeroon River.

The News Room learnt that Jeremy Benjamin of Dredge Creek, Upper Pomeroon was swimming with two cousins, ages 18 and 7 on Thursday when the 12-year-old who suffers from epilepsy caught a spell of the attack and went under.

A frantic search was carried out for him but that proved futile.

On Friday the body of the child was discovered floating in the Pomeroon River by a search party.

An initial examination found that the body has suspected fish bites.

This would be the second body to have been pulled from the Pomeroon River for the week with a 63-year-old fisherman’s body being the first. The fisherman who hailed from Buxton on the East Coast Demerara lost his life when he allegedly fell overboard on Monday (January 23, 2017). His body was pulled from the river on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Benjamin’s body, police sources have confirmed, is awaiting a post-mortem at the Suddie Hospital’s morgue.

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