Body of missing Berbice fisherman found in canal

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The body of a 59-year-old Bath Settlement fisherman identified as Heerolall was on Tuesday found and extracted from a canal at Experiment, West Coast of Berbice.

Dead: Heerolall

The man’s daughter told this publication that her father was last seen alive on Sunday. She explained that it was usual for her father to leave home in the wee hours of the morning to go fishing.

She however, said it was strange when he did not return home on Sunday and on Monday she made several enquiries about his whereabouts.

The woman related that on Tuesday morning his body was seen floating in the canal by some men who were on their way to work in the backdam.

At the time of his discovery, he was clad in all his clothing including a hat and a pair of shoes.

However, the cast net he usually goes fishing with was not in the vicinity.

An post mortem examination is expected to be conducted shortly to determine the fisherman’s cause of death as investigations continue.

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