BREAKING: Frantic search for 11-Y-0 boy who reportedly drowns

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Residents of De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara (WCD) are on a frantic search for an 11-year-old boy identified as Akon Richards who reportedly drowned in a Canal nearby to his home.

According to CCTV footage, he was last seen playing with two other children when he fell into the canal at about 15:00hr. He subsequently went under the water and it is believed that he drowned.

Persons searching the canal for the child (News Room/Fareeza Haniff photo)

The boy’s family only realised he was missing when his grandmother, who works as a security guard, returned home from work at around 19:00hr.

Residents and the police have been searching the Canal for the past two hours for the child’s body.

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