Search parties have been deployed along the Pomeroon River in search of fisherman Lakeram Bagwandin, who fell overboard from a fishing vessel around 04:00 hrs yesterday morning and never surfaced.
Reports are that the man was aboard the “Noble Sun”, a fishing trawler owned by Rasiawan Doodnauth, some 17 miles off Charity and about 25 miles off the Pomeroon River mouth when the incident occurred.
Kaieteur News understands that those on board the “Noble Sun” searched the area for the missing fisherman, but failed to find his body.
At 13:00 hours yesterday afternoon, Doodnauth reported to the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Center (MRCC) of the incident and as such the MRCC is presently coordinating search and rescue efforts.
Doodnauth has also redirected his other fishing vessels to assist in the search.
Attempts to contact relatives of Bagwandin and Doodnauth last evening for further information proved futile.