Man found dead in mining pit with gasoline burns about his body


Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 50-year-old Dexter Carmichael, a miner, who was found dead in a mining pit with gasoline burns about his body.

Police Headquarters reported that Carmichael of Plantation Hope, West Coast Berbice died sometime between 18:30hrs and 20:00hrs on Wednesday at a mining operation in the Puruni River.

Investigations by police reveal that Carmichael was consuming alcohol and at about 18:30hrs he went onto a boat laden with fuel in an old mining pit.

Two hours later it was discovered that the boat sank and Carmichael was found dead.

The body was retrieved and escorted to Bartica and subsequently to Georgetown at the Memorial Garden’s Funeral Parlour.

A post mortem subsequently revealed that he died as a result of drowning.


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