Almost three weeks after a vessel with dead bodies was spotted and later disappeared in Guyana’s waters, the authorities in the Central American country of Nicaragua have announced the discovery of a boat with dead bodies.
Law Enforcement agencies in Nicaragua on Tuesday announced that the discovery of the engine-less boat with the decomposed bodies of six persons.
The discovery was made off the coast of the Caribbean and it is suspected that it is the same boat that was spotted in Guyana back in February.
The authorities in Nicaragua told media representatives that one of the bodies carried a passport belonging to a 31-year-citizen of the Republic of Guinea.
Additionally, it was noted that the remains were all too badly decomposed for immediate identification.
The Interior Ministry in Nicaragua said an initial examination indicated that the six persons apparently died of dehydration or heat stroke. The initial investigation has also put their time of death at about a month ago.
On the 15th February, the crew of an outgoing vessel alerted the Guyanese authorities of the presence of a boat with dead bodies in Guyana’s waters. The crew was asked to keep an eye on the boat until the Guyanese authorities visit the scene. However, by the next morning, the boat was discovered missing as a search and recovery was launched by the Guyana Coast Guard.
The search was called off as the boat could not be located and was suspected of drifting away from Guyana.