Boy, 13, drowns during outing with relatives

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A 13-year-old boy who went swimming with his relatives on Tuesday afternoon died by drowning after he plunged into the trench at Belfield, East Coast Demerara.

Dead is Amuel Sancho of Dazzell Housing Scheme; the incident occurred between 14:00-15:30 hrs.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that Sancho did not resurface after he plunged into the trench. As such, the oldest cousin went in search of him and his motionless body was later pulled from the trench.

Police were contacted and the teenager was rushed to the CC Nicholson Hospital at Nabaclis, ECD, where he was pronounced dead.

The body is at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting an autopsy.

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