The body of a welder was on Sunday fished out of the Mazaruni river, Region Seven (Cuyuni/Mazaruni), one day after he reportedly went missing.
Dead is Timothy Fraser, 44, of Savannah Park Housing Scheme, New Amsterdam. Details surrounding the incident are still sketchy, however his family have expressed concern over the way the matter was reported to them.
According to the dead man’s mother, Valerie Fraser, she was told three different versions about how her son died.
She said on Saturday she received a phone call from someone at his work site in Mazaruni indicating that her son was missing. She said the caller claimed that her son was dressed in his welding outfit waiting on a boat to collect him at a landing but decided to go for a swim. When the boat arrived, only his clothing was seen at the landing.
Later on, the family was told that Frazer had gone to another location in the interior to work.
On Saturday afternoon they were told that he left to go to the waterfront and only his clothes were found at the waterfront.
According to the grieving mother, when she called on Sunday she was told that her son was on a boat sitting on a chair which fell overboard and he went down.
Meanwhile, Keno Fraser, who travelled to the area after the initial report, said when he saw the body it was swollen, indicating that it had been in the water for hours.
Meanwhile, a post-mortem examination is expected to be performed today in Georgetown. (Andrew Carmichael)