Law enforcement officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of a Corentyne fisherman who left his home to go fishing out at sea on Thursday.
The missing man who is feared dead has been identified as 28-year-old Hemnarine Chandradeo of Fyrish village on the Corentyne.
According to information received, Chandradeo and his brother, along with another fisherman, left the Albion Landing Site at about 11:00h on Thursday in a fishing vessel and were expected back earlier today. However, everyone returned to shore except Chandradeo.
According to the crew members, while fishing during the heavy downpours, lightning struck the 28-year-old fisherman, who fell overboard, and efforts to pull him to safety proved futile.
The Manager of the landing site, Veram Ramsarran, noted that he received a call this morning about the incident and decided to visit the landing site where he was provided with details of what transpired.
He said a team then ventured back out in search of the missing man but came up empty-handed.
Over at the home of Chandradeo, his mother, who was uncontrollable with emotions, recalled the last conversation she had with her son. She noted that he told her that he was heading out at sea to go fishing. Investigations are ongoing.