A Guyanese man late Wednesday afternoon allegedly drowned after he fell off a fishing vessel he was working on in neighbouring Suriname, relatives said.
He has been identified as 28-year old Rawle Henry. His body has not been recovered.
A relative said that the incident occurred shortly after 5 PM, a few moments after he had spoken with his grandmother on the telephone.
Family members were told that Henry tripped on a rope and fell into a river.
Up to late Wednesday night, they were still awaiting further details from the neighbouring Dutch-speaking republic.