A cameraman who was attached to a television station in Essequibo and was undergoing training with Radio Essequibo lost his life this morning as a boat carrying him and a Presidential media team flipped over in the Pomeroon river during a visit to the area by the President.
The dead man has been identified as Trevor Patrick.
The boat was reportedly a short distance behind the boat carrying the President when it suddenly flipped over, throwing all of its occupants overboard.
The other occupants included an information officer and two cameramen attached to the President’s office.
They were all pulled out of the river by another the occupants of another boat that was in the area at the time.
Patrick was pulled from the river in an unconscious state and rushed to the Charity hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The other injured persons have since been brought to the city where they are undergoing additional medical checks, according to Head of the President PR Unit, Suelle Findlay-Williams.
President Ali was in the lower Pomeroon area on a visit to flood affected communities. He has since met with the widow of the cameraman who died.