One dead, another seriously injured in boat accident

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 January 2020, 17:15 by Writer

An early morning speedboat accident in the Pomeroon River has left a 25-year-old miner dead and another injured.

Police identified the dead passenger as Renny France.

The captain of the 40-horsepower vessel, 27-year-old Dennon Lyte is hospitalised due to severe injuries.

Police said the men were heading home between midnight and 1 a.m. Tuesday morning when their boat hit a tree in the vicinity of Friendship Canal, Lower Pomeroon River.

Both men were thrown into the river as a result of the impact.

Nearby residents rescued the miners who received extensive injuries.

They were both taken to the Oscar Joseph District Hospital where France was pronounced dead on arrival.