Two Brazilian nationals are reportedly missing following a river mishap, which occurred on Sunday in the vicinity of 'Looking Glass Falls' in the Mazaruni River.
The two missing nationals were so far identified as 'Japow' and 'Bartolomeu. The incident occurred at about 07:00h.
Reports are that on Sunday at about 16:20h, the boat captain, 27-year-old Assardo Savory, along with three men, went to the Bartica Police Station, where he told law enforcement officers what transpired.
He told Police ranks that he left the Bartica Stelling on Sunday morning with Juarez De Morais, Carlos Santos, Dillon Perreira, and the two Brazilian nationals en route to Poppy Show, Mazaruni River.
He stated that while navigating the river in the vicinity of the Looking Glass Falls, the boat’s bow came in contact with a strong wave which caused it to break off.
As a result, everyone was tossed overboard. After being flung overboard, the two missing persons were not seen again.
The captain further told the police that he, Perreira, De Morais, and Santos swam to safety and were rescued two hours later by a passing boat.
Efforts were made to locate the missing men, but this has so far proven futile. The survivors received bodily injuries and were escorted to the Bartica Regional Hospital, where they were all seen, examined, and later sent away.
The boat captain is in custody at the Bartica Police Station, assisting with the investigations.