Girl, 17, drowns during family outing
A 17-year-old girl drowned on Sunday afternoon while swimming at a creek at Wismar, Linden, the Guyana Police Force has reported.
Dead is Nazana Samaroo of Lot 33 Little Diamond Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara.
The police said the teenager was on a family outing with her mother Lizanna Anderson, 34, foster father Keon McPherson, 40, and her five siblings at a creek in Wismar.
At some point, Samaroo and her 8-year-old brother decided to go swimming. The child told investigators that several times Samaroo attempted to swim across the creek. However, after sometime he noticed his sister was nowhere to be seen at about 17:30 hrs. Subsequently, he raised an alarm.
The family and other public-spirited persons immediately started looking for the teen. Her body was eventually found at the bottom of the creek.
She was escorted to the Linden Hospital Complex where she was pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor on duty. There were no marks of violence seen on the body.
The body is presently lying at the Pensioners Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.