[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty – one – year old Roshinee Pagwah, who plunged to her death at the Kaieteur Falls on Saturday, November 21, lived in Reliance, East Canje, Berbice.
iNews understands that she 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.
According to the Ministry of Tourism and the Protected Areas Commission, Pagwah was among a tour group of nine and two guides [1 Kaieteur Ranger and a staff member of Roraima Airways] and was about to be taken back to their aircraft, when she turned, ran towards the Falls, and jumped into the gorge.
It was noted that the tour guides on duty were unsuccessful in intercepting her dash.
“The Ministry wishes to inform the general public that due to this incident, the Kaieteur National Park will be closed until further notice as investigations are conducted by the Guyana Police Force. Reports indicate that revised tour protocols, including two guides per tour, regular head counts and the reporting of unusual behaviour, were in place and observed at the time of the incident.”
Prior to taking her own life, the young lady posed for several photographs at the Falls and reports indicate that she did not appear to be sad during the trip.