Presidential Guard dies weeks after found unconscious; President visits family

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Police Constable 32-year-old Winston Cooper died Wednesday weeks after he was found unconscious with injuries to the head on the Mandela Avenue Public Road opposite the National Gymnasium.

He was found on July 1 at around 05:30hrs and spent weeks in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital before he was discharged on August 6 without regaining consciousness.

Relatives had said he was recuperating at home when they realized he was breathing “funny.”

His aunt, Sandra Peters told the News Room Wednesday that they took him to the hospital in a taxi; she said Cooper died when he arrived at the public hospital without regaining consciousness.

Cooper of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was stationed at the Presidential Guard.

President David Granger pays keen attention to Ms. Loraine Peters when he visited her home, this morning, to sympathise with her on the passing of her son. [Ministry of the Presidency photo]
President David Granger visited the family following news of his death and sympathised with them.

According to the Ministry of the Presidency, President Granger spoke with Cooper’s mother, Ms. Loraine Peters and other relatives.

The Head-of-State called for a thorough investigation to be done into the death of the Police Constable.

Since Cooper’s body was found, the Police have not issued an official statement on the progress of the investigation and it is still unclear how he met his demise.

The family remains baffled as to how he received his injuries. A post mortem is scheduled for Friday.

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