Berbice crab-catchers rescued in Suriname


Relatives are now relieved after four Berbice crab-catchers were rescued late Sunday night in neighbouring Nickerie, Suriname.

After travelling overnight, the four men are now safely home with their families in Berbice.

Twenty-three-year-old Ramdat Goonraj known as Azad of Rose Hall Town, Yogeshwar Mangal, 23, known as ‘Bouyo’ of Number 2 East Canje; Anand Deoharry of Cumberland and 22-year-old Nelson Dejonge of Fort Ordinance Housing Scheme were reported missing after they left for Suriname on December 1 and did not return home at the scheduled time.

The News Room understands that Mangal’s relatives received a telephone call from the people who rescued them in Suriname. Mangal’s father-in-law travelled to Nickerie late Sunday night and safely transported them home.

The men revealed that after they were stuck on the Sand Edge foreshore in Nickerie, they ran out of food and water and walked for miles looking for help.

They were finally rescued by a group of fishermen but then that boat developed mechanical problems in the river and so they had to wait to be rescued by another boat after which they were transported to land and made contact with their family.

The crab-catchers had abandoned their boat, engine, clothing, gasoline and in excess of 4,000 crabs at the foreshore after the boat became grounded.

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