Search still on for missing Tourist at Kaieteur National Park

Last Updated on Friday, 4 September 2015, 1:41 by GxMedia


The search operation to locate the female passenger who was reported missing at Kaieteur National on Tuesday August 1, 2015, was Thursday enhanced with the arrival of a Special Forces team from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement.

As of 17:00 hrs this evening (Thursday September 3, 2015) the missing passenger had not yet been found. She has been identified as Gyaneshwarie Sivanand.

Late Tuesday afternoon, reports were received that one tourist from a flight to the Kaieteur National Park, which initially had nine passengers, was discovered missing.  A search operation was immediately launched by the National Parks Commission Rangers. 

All relevant authorities including the Guyana Police Force, Guyana Defence Force and Civil Defence Commission were notified.

The search was expanded and the Kaieteur National Park search team was joined by members of the Police Force yesterday (Wednesday September 2, 2015).

The search continues to be treated as one for a missing person and it is hoped that she will be located.

Tours to Kaieteur National Park continue to be suspended.