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.