The decomposing body of land surveyor Germaine LaRose was discovered in the Mazaruni River in the Imbaimadai area.
Police Commander for Region Seven, Dion Moore confirmed the discovery and told News Source that LaRose’s wife will be traveling to the area on Thursday to positively identify the remains.
The Police said the man’s body was found on Tuesday evening, two weeks after a boat mishap in the same Mazaruni river that also claimed the life of another land surveyor, Terrence Thomas.
Thomas’ body was recovered last week.
LaRose and Thomas were in the area to carry out land surveying work when the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission boat that they were traveling in, reportedly started to sink.
The Captain of the boat and another passenger who managed to swim to safety said La Rose and Thomas were the first to jump out of the boat as it started to sink during the early morning trip. The Captain told investigators that he only realised that the two men were missing when he made it to shore.
A massive search was launched for the two men by the Joint Services in the area and the searches continued for several days.
Family members of Germaine LaRose have called for a full investigation of the incident since they have a number of questions that need to be answered about the trip and the incident.
The boat that sank is still to be recovered and the GGMC has indicated that its officers in the area had no permission to allow the boat to be used for the transport of the land surveyors at the time.
The incident remains under probe.