Body of NYPD officer recovered three days later

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Three days after Gladstone Haynes went missing while swimming in the Ireng River at Orinduik Falls, his body was recovered early on Wednesday at about 06:30hrs.

Haynes, a New York Police Department (NYPD) veteran officer was on a tour at the falls on Sunday with his wife 34-year-old US citizen Vanessa Alicia Vassell.

Police said Haynes and his wife were celebrating Vassell’s birthday when tragedy struck.

According to the New York Post, Haynes works in the 70th Precinct. The NYPD confirmed on Tuesday that the department helped Guyanese authorities in the search for Haynes.

Meanwhile, the local police reported that Haynes was a 43-year-old technician of Alexander Village in Georgetown but according to The Post, Haynes was vacationing in Guyana.

Haynes is regarded as a 17-year department veteran.

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