A man's decomposed body was fished out of the Mazaruni River on Wednesday.
The Police said that at about 15:00h on Tuesday, a woman identified as Lis Sam called the Bartica Police Station and reported that she received information from a miner that his workers saw what appeared to be a bloated body of a human floating in the Mazaruni River.
As a result, at about 10:00h today, a Police rank went to Barakat Backdam, Mazaruni River, where he made checks and observed the motionless body of an unidentifiable male floating face-down in the Mazaruni River.
The body was fished out and was in an advanced state of decomposition. Due to the state of decomposition, no mark of violence was seen.
The body was clothed in short black pants and a vest. It was escorted to Bartica Regional Hospital and is awaiting transportation to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home for storage and a Post Mortem Examination (PME).
The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. Notwithstanding, the investigation is in progress.