Search on for Missing Tourist at Kaieteur National Park; all tours suspended


Kaieteur_Falls_Guyana_(2)_2007[] – The Department of Natural Resources has reported that a search operation is currently underway at the Kaieteur National Park (KNP), Region 8 to locate a female visitor who has been reported missing.

iNews understands that the missing female was part of a group of persons on a tour, organised by a local tour operator – Air Services Limited. A release from the government noted that the flight had a total of nine passengers and sometime during the tour, a female passenger 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. iNews understands that 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. Tours to the Kaieteur National Park has since been suspended.



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