Man, 54, dies after complaining of body pains


A 54-year-old man, who has only been identified as Dell, was found dead in a mining camp at the White Creek Backdam in the North West District of Region One (Barima- Waini) hours after complaining about body pains.

According to a police report, Dell was staying at a camp owned by a 34-year-old gold miner and complained of the pains about his body at around 06:00 hrs on Friday. Later that day, at around 18:00 hrs, the owner found Dell lying motionless and unresponsive in his hammock.

On Saturday, at about 14:00 hrs, Dell was taken to the Port Kaituma Community Hospital in Region One where he was pronounced dead by a doctor. The body was also examined by a police rank and no marks of violence were seen on the exposed parts.

The body was taken to the hospital’s mortuary and is awaiting a post mortem. Efforts are being made to ascertain the correct particulars of the deceased man.

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