A boat collision involving a father and son, at Barama River, Region One, has resulted in the death of Stevon Benn, the man’s eldest son.
The man, Lesroy Benn, of Nunes Canal, Marlboro, Lower Pomeroon River, was reluctant to speak. In his grief and shock, he said that he “was not thinking straight.”
According to reports, 17-year-old Stevon Benn and his father worked with a businessman from the Pomeroon River. At the time of the accident, the teenager was transporting food for the rest of workers, while his father was traveling to uplift the food. They were in separate boats and heading in the same direction when they collided. It is reported that the father made a U-turn.
The younger Benn had three other persons in his boat, while his father was traveling alone.
Stevon Benn sustained injuries to his body after he was reportedly thrown out of the boat. He had to be plucked from the water by his father and other persons, who took him to the Kumaka Hospital, Moruca, where he died before receiving medical attention.
The police stated that Lesroy Benn was momentarily detained and subsequently released on $10,000 station bail.
Stevon Benn’s body was transported out of Barama, yesterday, and taken to the Suddie Funeral Parlour.
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