Corentyne student, 14, drowns at Orealla


Nathaniel Nelson, a 14-year-old Line Path Secondary School student died on Sunday in an alleged drowning which occurred at about 07:30 hrs at Orealla Village, Corentyne River.

According to the police, Nelson, who is from Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, Berbice, was with a group visiting Orealla when he, along with others, handed over their cellular phones to a relative and left in an unknown direction.

They went swimming in the Creek when Nathaniel went into the water, began struggling, and disappeared.

As a result,  a search party was formed, and subsequently, the body was retrieved at about 10:15 hrs.

Nelson was taken to Orealla Health Center, where he was pronounced dead.


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