Body of fisherman washes up on No.63 Beach

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The badly decomposed body of a male was discovered at 12:30hrs yesterday on the No. 63 Beach.

According to the police, the body was clad in a blue ¾ trousers and bore a tattoo on the left chest.

Based on the description and tattoo, the body was identified as 33-year-old Gavin Outar of 18 Sheet Anchor, East Canje, Berbice –one of the missing fishermen following the April 27, 2018 piracy attack.

The police said the man’s cousin, also of Canje Berbice, identified the remains.

The body is presently at Bailey’s Funeral Home at No. 5 Village, West Coast Berbice, awaiting a post-mortem examination.

On Wednesday, police reported that Authorities in Guyana and Suriname have arrested a total of 18 persons in connection with the attack off the coast of Suriname on April 27.

Police Commissioner David Ramnarine Wednesday reported that that Surinamese authorities have 15 persons in custody while three persons are in custody in Guyana.

Most of those arrested belong to a Berbice family with a deep connection to the fish trade in Guyana and Suriname.

Of the 20 men attacked, five survived and this is the fourth body to have been recovered.

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