UPDATE: Miners’ bodies recovered in Pomeroon River


The search for 29-year-old Devor Naughton and 18-year-old Sherwin Adolphus ended tragically after their bodies were fished out of the Pomeroon River just after noon on Monday.

The News Room understands that the men are cousins and were heading home to Hackney along the Pomeroon River to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday when their boat collided with a fishing vessel at about 17:00hrs.

Relatives spent hours searching for the men.

Norton, a father of two, and Adolphus, a father of one, were always together, a relative, Jivianna Freeman, told the News Room.

She said they both worked as gold miners.

Sherwin Adolphus and Devor Naughton

“They [are] very nice persons, they are always together.

“Only yesterday they talk to us and tell we they coming in and to get a call that they died, it is really heartbreaking,” Freeman said.


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