A 19-year-old Venezuelan national is feared drowned after he fell into the Cuyuni River.
The incident occurred at around 12:00hrs on Monday.
The youth has only been identified as Bryan.
On the day in question, the teen was traveling in a boat, along with five others.
The boat is of metal and measuring about 50ft in length and 5ft in width; it is powered by two 75 HP Yamaha outboard engine.
The boat was loaded with 45 drums of gasoline; the teen was sitting on a bucket on one of the drums.
While traveling, the bucket slipped and the teen fell overboard.
The captain stopped the vessel and someone jumped overboard in a bid to rescue the young man but the attempts were futile.