TSU rank feared drowned while going to curb illegal gold mining

Last Updated on Friday, 8 April 2016, 17:23 by Denis Chabrol

Constable Akeem Hyles

Constable Akeem Hyles

A member of the Guyana Police Force’s Tactical Services Unit (TSU) is feared drowned after a boat capsized on the Potaro River while he and others were going t o help curb illegal gold mining in the Kaieteur National Park area.

“The body has not yet been recovered and a search is in progress,” police said in a statement.

Police said that during Friday April 08, 2016, Police Special Constable 14536 Akeem Hyles, 22 years, of the Tactical Services Unit was among a team of Joint Services personnel and officials of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) in a boat in the Amatuk Falls area, Potaro River, when the vessel capsized and he is feared drowned.

Hyles had departed Ogle Airport Friday morning among other ranks who were dispatched to assist the GGMC officials in dealing with illegal mining that was being carried out in the Kaieteur National Park area