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Coast Guard Tragedy, rank feared dead – 26th Nov 2012

The Guyana Defence Force reported today that a Coast Guard rank stationed at the Floating Base in the Pomeroon River went missing and is presumed drowned.

According to the GDF, Ordinary Rating (OR) Darwin Simon and two other ranks had just finished mooring their boat alongside the Floating Base at midnight on Sunday when it is reported he fell into the river. Efforts by the ranks to save him were unsuccessful. A Board of Inquiry has been established to look into the tragic incident.

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