Two cousins have drowned on Monday afternoon after reportedly swimming in the Mahaica, East Coast Demerara foreshore sometime after midday.
Dead are 10-year-old Timothy Yearwood and 14-year-old Timothy Robinson, both of Mosquito Hall, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara.
Their bodies were on Tuesday discovered at the Hope koker.
While details remain sketchy, INews was told by Robinson’s relatives that the teen was last seen alive with his cousin at about 12:00h on Monday.
The relatives have indicated that they have been receiving various versions of what transpired from alleged eyewitnesses.
One of these versions indicated that Yearwood swam too far out and was being pulled away by the current, and Robinson jumped into the river in an attempt to save him.
At the scene, on a jetty, Robinson’s clothes were found.
Investigations are ongoing.