Search continues for missing Tourist at Kaieteur Falls

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Gyaneshwarie Sivinand in the photograph obtained by News Source, could be seen putting on a shirt over her blouse as she chatted with another visitor to the area.
Gyaneshwarie Sivinand in the photograph obtained by News Source, could be seen putting on a shirt over her blouse as she chatted with another visitor to the area.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The search operation to locate the female tourist, Gyaneshwarie Sivinand, who was reported missing at Kaieteur National Park (KNP,) on September 1, was expanded on Wednesday as the Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force joined the National Parks Commission Rangers in the search.  

A release from the Ministry of the Presidency noted that all of the trails in the Park were searched; binoculars were also used to view the area below the falls and along the sides of the gorge. However, up to 18:00 Wednesday evening, the missing tourist had not been found.

“We continue to treat this as a search for a missing person case and remain hopeful that she will be located… given the exigencies of this situation, tours to the KNP continue to be suspended,” the release noted.

The woman was part of a group of persons on a tour, organised by a local tour operator – Air Services Limited. Reports indicate that Sivinand was seen crying while on the phone on the plane; however when the aircraft landed at the Falls, she appeared perky.

It has been reported that the flight had a total of nine passengers and sometime during the tour, she was discovered to be missing. The National Parks Commission Rangers, who facilitated the tour, were joined by other staffers in executing an immediate search operation.

All relevant authorities including the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) were notified.

It is hoped that with the GDF and other relevant agencies involved, the passenger will be found.

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  1. From what I understand, ASL does not provide a tour guide on their trips. Either the pilot carries them around or the National Park Wardens guide the tourists who pay. This allows them to charge substantially cheaper rates than their competitors.

    I hope the Honorable Minister takes note of this incident and enforces tourism regulations created for the safety of the industry and stop this kind of nonsensical practice from happening.

    I am sure the police report would detail the circumstances which led to a tour guide (if any) not being accountable for a tourist in the middle of the jungle.
    It is about time that Tourism is taken seriously and ASL feel the full extent of the law.

  2. Tourist Gone Missing At Kaieteur Fall!

    How could a SINGLE tourist at Kaieteur Fall go missing?

    Unless she was abducted, chose to go her own way without any guide or protector.

    Or was just careless and reckless in her behavior.

  3. If it correct and this woman was planning suicide, she was also planning not to be found, looks at what’s she’s doing in this picture, the color of her jacket in hot guyana.

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