UPDATE: Bodies of missing Unity youths recovered  


The bodies of Navin Seenauth, age 20, and Daniel Boodram, age 17, were recovered in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast Unity Beach, East Coast Demerara Monday afternoon.

The two youngsters were reported missing a day earlier, on Sunday, after they went to the beach for a swimming trip.

At about 14:45 hrs, a search party found the body of Seenauth about 800 meters in the Atlantic Ocean. The body was brought to shore, photographed, and processed and what appears to be fish bites were seen on upper and lower lips and right side eye.

The body is to be transported to Memorial Garden Funeral Home in Georgetown for storage pending a post-mortem examination.

The other body of Boodran was also sighted closely and efforts are being made to bring it to shore.

The News Room visited the area Monday morning and engaged the mothers of the boys who were both hopeful that they would be found alive.

Minister of Home Affairs Robeson Benn visited the area on Sunday.

Reports indicate that Seenauth, Boodram, and another friend, Joshua Deonarine, a 17-year-old from the same village, went swimming at the Unity beach. Deonarine stated that the water was inshore with heavy waves upon their arrival.

Despite the conditions, the youths proceeded to swim. Deonarine, who cannot swim, exited the water after approximately half an hour since the water was about chest height. After getting dressed, he noticed his friends were no longer visible in the water. He searched for them but to no avail and subsequently returned to the village to raise an alarm.




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