Search continues for body of suicide victim

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Dead: Roshinee Pagwah took photos at the falls before deciding to kill herself.
Dead: Roshinee Pagwah took photos at the falls before deciding to kill herself.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A team from the Guyana Police Force travelled to Kaieteur National Park on Sunday, November 22 as investigations continue into the suicide of 21 – year – old Roshinee Pagwah.

The young woman of Reliance, East Canje, Berbice, was part a group that had just finished their tour of the Falls, and was being led back to her aircraft, when she turned and sprinted back towards the Falls, jumping into the gorge on Saturday, November 21.

A press release from the Ministry of Tourism noted that the pool at the base of the Falls is being monitored for signs of the visitor, while preparations have commenced to secure and extract the body, once it becomes visible.

This operation will be led by Special Forces of the Guyana Defence Force, due to the dangerous and extremely rugged terrain below the Falls.

The Kaieteur National Park remains closed but preparations are underway to reopen the Park with restricted access to various points. Specifically, visitors will no longer be able to access the edge of the Falls or the area where the visitor jumped. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

“Updates on the recovery efforts and operations at the Park will continue to be provided as they become available. The Ministry of Tourism looks forward to the cooperation of the general public with the new restrictions, as we seek permanent solutions to address this disturbing trend of misusing the Falls.”

Pagwah lived with her aunt and mother and was employed as a Clerk with the Guyana Power and Light Company. Her family has been thrown into a state of shock since her death, pointing out that they are not aware of what could have caused the young lady to commit suicide.

iNews understands that she is her mother’s only child.

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