The body of the Guyana Defence Force rank Kenroy Sooklall was recovered in the Essequibo river this morning, two days after he went missing after a boat he was in capsized.
According to the GDF, Sooklall was a passenger on a private vessel on Friday when it encountered some difficulties after being hit by a wave.
The boat turned over, dumping its captain and passengers overboard. A group of GDF ranks who were on their way to a GDF location heard the screams for help and managed to rescue most of those thrown overboard.
The GDF rank was the only one who died.
The GDF intends to carry out a probe.