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Body of Man who Drowned in Orinduik Falls Recovered

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2nd of November, 2022. Guyana, South America. GSA News.

Last updated: November 2, 2022 at 14:14 pm

The body of 43-year-old Gladstone Haynes, a Guyanese born police officer attached to the NYPD in USA, and whose local address is given as Lot 164 Fourth Street Alexander Village, Georgetown, Guyana, South America, was recovered at 06:30 hrs on November, 2, 2022, at the Orinduik Falls in the North Pakaraimas, Region 8. Haynes reportedly drowned on October 30th, 2022 at about 15:00hrs at Orinduik Falls.

Police ranks from Orinduik Police Station in Regional Division #8 visited the scene about 15 minutes later (15:15 hrs on Oct 30th). Investigations were carried out which revealed that Gladstone Haynes and his children mother, Vanessa Alicia Vassell, a 34-year-old United States (US) citizen, were on a tour from Ogle Airport to Kaieteur Falls and then to the Orinduik Falls, along with other tourists. Vanessa Vassell was celebrating her birthday on the day in question.

Enquiries disclosed that Gladstone was swimming below the Orinduik Falls in the water, which was high and streaming heavily at the time. He reportedly went under the surface of the water and disappeared.

A party of police ranks and other persons went in search of Gladstone but his body was not found. The search continued and his body was found this morning.

Source: Action News Guyana

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