GPF | Police are investigating a report of an alleged drowning of toddler, Jeremiah Rodrigues, a one-year, nine months old boy of Lower Pomeroon River, Essequibo, Guyana, South America. The tragic incident is said to have occurred at about 09:30 hrs today 26th of October, 2022 at Grant Kitty, Lower Pomeroon.
Enquiries revealed that around 08:30 hrs today, the boy’s mother Dacia Torres left her home and went to work a short distance away, leaving her two months old baby and Jeremiah at home. At about 09:30 hrs, Dacia’s sister Candaci Torres shouted out for her and told her that Jeremiah ‘is floating in the trench.’
The toddler’s motionless body was taken out of the water and transported to the Charity Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival by a Doctor on duty. Checks were made for mark of violence but none were found.
Source: Action News Guyana (Reprinted with Permission)
Team Guyana, South America extends heartfelt condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased.