At approximately 8:10 hrs today, Private W. Zamora, an enlisted rank of the Venezuelan Armed Forces (VAF), was found dead in the Cuyuni River, in Guyana’s far-flung Cuyuni/Mazaruni Region.
A statement from the Ministry of the Presidency said the partly decomposed body was discovered approximately 250 metres down river from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) location at Eteringbang, in the Cuyuni River by a member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF). The Officer had been conducting patrols in the area at the time.
The VAF location Commander at Ankoko Island was informed and told by members of the GPF that Private Zamora went missing on Monday January 18, 2016, when he fell into a tributary of the Cuyuni River in Venezuela.
The Guyana Police Force conducted investigations and the body was handed over to the Venezuelan military.