Investigators from the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force have been dispatched to the New River area to investigate the drowning death of a soldier of the Guyana Defence Force.
The GDF announced late Sunday that Private Dellon Nero died by drowning on Saturday evening just after 6:30. The 24-year-old young man from the Sophia area may have died while trying to swim to shore after a boat he was in capsized. Another soldier who was reportedly in the same boat managed to swim to safety.
The two may not have been on official duty at the time. The investigation is underway.
Just last week another young soldier died while swimming with friends at a creek along the Linden Soesdyke highway. He sustained injuries to his neck after taking a plunge into the shallow creek waters.