Splashmin’s drowning…Survivor still hospitalized
Thirteen year-old Paramdev Nanan who was pulled from the creek at Splashmin’s Fun Park two Sundays ago is said to be on the road to recovery and is expected to be back home with his family soon.
The teen’s father Rakesh Nanan told this publication yesterday that his son was still a patient of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation but his condition has significantly improved.
“Well, at least he walking about and talking but I hope they send him home soon,” Mr. Nanan said. He however noted that he has not pressed his son for information as to what really transpired on that fateful Sunday when another lad lost his life.
Fourteen year-old De Willem Secondary School Student, Kevin Ram died at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre while receiving medical attention after he was pulled out from the creek.
The two boys disappeared under the water at around 15:30 hours, moments after they had ventured out into the deeper part of the creek.
According to an eyewitness, one of the boys first went into the water and as he went further out he encountered difficulties.
The other boy saw him and tried to assist and he too experienced trouble in the deep water.
Luckily, a life guard saw one of the boys splashing in the water and quickly realized that he was in danger, and together with another man who was on a jet ski went to his assistance.
They were able to pull him to land where a nurse and a doctor who there at the time did routine resuscitation procedures that revived him.
He was subsequently rushed to the Diamond Hospital where his condition was stabilized.
But no one knew at the time that another boy had gone under.
It was not until someone said that another boy was missing that a search was carried out.
Kevin Ram’s body was later pulled from the creek but by then it was too late.