Father of two drowns in Berbice River

The body of a 25-year-old surveyor was on Saturday afternoon recovered from the Berbice River with blood oozing from the mouth and ears.
DEAD: Seon Hughes
DEAD: Seon Hughes

Dead is Seon Hughes of Lot 133 Friendship, East Coast Demerara, who was last seen on Friday afternoon after he allegedly fell into the river while walking close to a koker.

Reports are that the father of two was carrying out a survey at Lansdale, East Bank Berbice, along with six others when he lost his balance and fell overboard.
One of the dead man’s colleagues reportedly told Police that Hughes was walking backwards when he slipped into the water and was pulled away due to the current. Two of his colleagues went after him but the now dead man went under the water and never resurfaced.


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