Linden lad feared drowned after falling from bridge

first_imgA Linden lad is feared drowned after he fell into a section of the Kara Kara creek at Mackenzie, Linden in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Saturday. Guyana Times understands that nine-year-old Imani Leech, who recently moved with his mother to the Lower Kara Kara, Speightland area was sitting on a wooden bridge situated at the creek with his mother and other relatives sometime after midday when he reportedly “slipped” and fell into the creek.Relatives told this publication that the child’s aunt, who was sitting next to him, grabbed his hand and both of them fell into the creek. However, efforts to save the duo only resulted in the child’s aunt being saved.“He was on the bridge and he foot get slip and he aunty hold he and all two of them go out together. Plenty people went in the water [searching] because we shout for people. That’s the reason why the aunty get saved,” a female relative indicated.A search party was formed by residents and Police but they were unable to locate the child.“People came and they searched and they say that when the water settle they will go back and search. Other than that, nothing. We went back and we ain’t see he”, the child’s aunt told this publication.At the home on Saturday, the child’s mother, who is a police officer, wept uncontrollably and was too distraught to speak to the media.The lad is a Grade Five student of the Regma Primary School in Linden. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more