Bodies of Mazaruni boat captains recovered

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015, 11:08 by GxMedia

One of the boats that was involved in the mishap

The bodies of the two boat captains, who disappeared during a boat collision in the Mazaruni River last weekend, were recovered Monday morning.

A source said the bodies floated up about 800 meters from where the speedboats collided Saturday night (December 12, 2015).

Dead are Roy “Fatman” Roopnarine and Trevor “Rope” Persaud of Itaballi, Mazaruni.

Thom Fortune, who was pitched overboard, was rescued moments after the incident and rushed to the Bartica Hospital where he received treatment.

The boats collided in the vicinity of BK Quarry at about 9:30 Saturday night.

One of the boats was travelling to Itaballi from Bartica and the other was from Bartica to Itaballi.