Student, 18, drowns at Rockstone


Adiel Thomas, 18, a student of 14th Avenue Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara reportedly drowned on Monday at Rockstone, Region 10.

Police Headquarters, in a statement, said the teen and some friends traveled to Linden for the ‘Town Week’ celebrations.

On arrival, they decided to visit Rockstone for a site-seeing expedition. They hired a boat and went further to Mosura Island, where they took photographs.

It is alleged that Thomas decided to take a swim in the river and even invited his friends to join him. However, when they declined he proceeded into the river alone and began swimming to the deeper part.

His friends claimed that they were conversing while he was swimming, and after a few minutes, they turned to look for him but did not see him.

An alarm was immediately raised but they received no response.

The incident was then reported to the police, and a search party was formed in an effort to recover the body.

The body has since been recovered

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