He has been identified as 19-year old Sean Hopkinson of Fire Station Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara. Police said his body was discovered late Friday afternoon.
Sources said the man, who is employed as a labourer, and several other persons decided to swim in a canal that is parallell to the road.
Staff members were at time participating in an inter-departmental competition. But as news of the incident spread, company executives and other staff members went to the scene.