Missing Lindener found floating in Demerara River
The body of a man who went missing since Saturday night and was feared drowned was fished out of the Demerara River at Old England, yesterday, almost half a mile from where his boat was found drifting Sunday morning.
According to reports, 66-year-old Amos Pearson, had been drinking on Saturday evening at a village beer garden. He left the location with an ex brother-in-law to go home.
The men reportedly had to travel at least a mile in the small paddle boat to get to their respective homes.
The ex-brother-in-law was dropped off by Pearson, at his ‘landing’ and Pearson continued on his way home, according to reports. However, he never made it there.
His boat was found drifting the following morning, with a loaf of bread, which he had reportedly bought for his dinner.
Residents of Old England subsequently began a frantic search for the man, but came up empty handed.
His body was discovered early yesterday tangled in some ‘brambles’ along the river’s edge.
His brother-in- law, George Savory, was yesterday assisting police in their investigations.
He was the last person to have seen Pearson alive.