Popular taxi driver found dead, car submerged
The community of Adventure and Nurney was thrown into a state of mourning after a well-known taxi driver /carpenter was discovered dead on the embankment of the Adventure Canal in Corentyne Berbice, while his car, HC 3695 was found underwater in the same canal Monday afternoon.
The body of 38-year-old Lynsay Grant of Adventure Village, Corentyne Berbice was found hours after an intense search. Family members became worried after he failed to return home on Sunday evening.
Grant’s body was discovered by a farmer identified as Freeman Davis who went to check on his garden on the parapet of the Adventure Canal on Monday.
The taxi driver’s car appeared to have toppled several times before coming to a halt in the canal, clearing a section of vegetation in the process. It is unclear if Grant freed himself from the wreckage and crawled on to the grass where his body was discovered or if he was tossed out during a suspected accident.
Lynsay left his home sometime after lunch on Sunday and was last seen alive around 19:00 hrs leaving Black Bush Polder for home.
He was discovered about a mile away from where he lived with his wife and daughter.
Speaking with the News Room, an emotional Natasha Ramborose said her husband would normally return home no later than 22:00hrs and so she panicked when he did not show up Sunday night.
“I called his mother and we were searching up to like 3:30 [Monday] morning, we went in Black Bush a couple times and everybody said they see he like around 7 0’ clock time coming out but he never make it home,” Ramborose told the News Room.
After searching for over 12 hours the family decided to make a report to the Whim Police station at around 13:00 Monday; shortly after the family was informed that a body was found.
“When I saw him I could not believe he is dead…he looked like he was sleeping with his hand covering his face and he lie down,” the wife said.
The area is not visible from the road because of the trees and bushes; the roadway had no visible signs of tyre marks to show any breaking impression but it was raining most of the night and the vehicle ploughed through some bushes and a sein fence before ending up in the main drainage canal which was filled to capacity.
The Police has launched an investigation and a post mortem is expected to be performed on the body on Tuesday.