Kimberlee Yow, a 24-year-old medical student at the University of Guyana, drowned on Sunday during an outing with friends.
The incident is said to have occurred at around 18:00hrs at a creek in St. Ignatius, central Rupununi, Region nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).
Yow, of St. Ignatius Village, was a third-year medical student of the University of Guyana.
Though she previously resided in Georgetown where she attended the Turkeyen campus, she returned to St. Ignatius during the COVID-19 pandemic and was been completing her studies online.
It was reported that at around 15:00hrs on Sunday, Kimberlee was picked up by a group of friends to go swimming.
However, shortly after 18:00hrs, the young girl’s sister received a call indicating that Yow had drowned.
The details relating to the drowning are still not clear.
Yow’s body is currently at the Lethem Public Hospital mortuary. Police investigations are ongoing.