Kanaima Falls boat accident: Miner, father of three identified as missing men


Kevin Musa, 44, a miner of Pomeroon and Alvin Jordan, 41,  a father of three of Fellowship/Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara have been identified as the two men who are missing and feared dead in the boat accident near Kanaima Falls, Region Seven.

This was confirmed by Police Headquarters, which said that the men were among ten persons who were onboard the metal boat which was transporting 14 drums of diesel.

The incident occurred around 18:30hrs at Kurutuku Village, Upper Cuyuni River.

According to a Police report, Musa and six of his co-workers were consuming alcohol at Kurutuku Village when they stopped the boat and asked for a drop to their mining camp situated about twenty minutes away.

The boat was captained by Raul Jarvis of Diamond, East Bank Demerara.

Police said about ten minutes into their journey, the boat struck a rock, causing it to sink.

As a result, the occupants jumped out of the boat and swam to shore. However, Musa and Jordan were not located.

An alarm was raised and a search party consisting members of the Joint Services was formed.

The men are yet to be located.

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1 Comment
  1. habeeb says

    14 drums of diesel fuel, plus 10 passengers, = overweight/over loaded vessel hitting rocks… then, not many must have worn a life jacket, so necessary traveling in Guyana’s rivers… land of many waters, land of many selling, consuming drugs, land of hundreds who violated road laws, land of many, many killed in multiple deaths by multiple accidents, land of oil rich Guyana.
    Again, the Guyana Police of Army should not be searching for dead bodies of those who violated the WEAR LIFEFACKET RULE on water vessels.

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