of 10-year-old still missing
post mortem yesterday on one of the two Essequibo
River victims, Jainarine Dinanauth,
revealed he died as a result of asphyxiation due to
drowning coupled with trauma to the head, face and
from the post mortem for Henry Gibson are expected
up to press time, relatives were still searching for
the missing 10-year-old boy who was in the small boat
with his father and their employee, Henry Gibson, both
of whom perished in the mishap.
bodies of Jainarine Dinanauth and Henry Gibson were
discovered in the boat drifting in the Essequibo
said the river mishap occurred sometime between 18:30h
Monday and 08:30h Tuesday in the Essequibo River,
resulting in the death of Jainarine Dinanauth, 45; his
son, Ricky, 10, of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo; and
Henry Gibson, 46, of Hogg Island, Essequibo River.
reported that the three left the Parika Stelling about
18:30h on Monday for Hogg Island in a wooden boat.
he had not made contact with her, Dinanauth’s
reputed wife began making enquiries and subsequently
formed a search party with the assistance of public
eventually found the bodies of Jainarine Dinanauth and
Henry Gibson, which bore injuries, in the boat which
was severely damaged. The boat was in the Essequibo
River in the vicinity of Hogg Island.
body of Ricky Jainarine, who is also feared dead, has
not yet been recovered up to press time.
brother, Ramnarine, told the Guyana Chronicle that at
about 10.00 h Tuesday they learnt of the incident when
relatives began telephoning each other as to the
men and the child were expected in Hogg Island and
when they failed to show up, relatives were alerted
and began a search.
was then they found the bodies of Dinanauth and his
employee, Henry Gibson, inside the boat, but the boy
badly damaged private speed boat, powered by a 40
horsepower engine, was brought to the Parika Stelling
by the police and the bodies conveyed to the West
Demerara Regional Hospital.
said that it is believed that the collision occurred
between Hogg Island and Leguan.
grieving man added that his sibling, his son and Henry
Gibson were heading to Hogg Island to tend to their
noted that Ricky Dinanauth came out with their boat
from Hogg Island to pick up his father and their
employee, Henry, at about 18:30h on Monday.
the other boat involved in the collision is believed
be a private boat.
was a farmer and also worked in the interior.
told the Guyana Chronicle that the gold jewellery
Dinanauth was wearing is missing, including eight gold
rings and a gold chain.
said too he had a bag containing an undisclosed amount
of cash with him, and that too is missing
August 13, 2009.