Girl, 7, Feared Drowned After Seawall Mishap

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Almost a Week Later, Body Not Found

GUYANA — A seven-year-old who is believed to have drowned after a mishap at the seashore near the Guyana Marriott Hotel at Kingston, Georgetown, on Saturday (Aug 26) according to reports.

The Stabroek News reported that up to late Thursday the family of Jayleena Titus was still searching for her body.

The newspaper said it was told that the girl’s family has organised a search party, which has been looking for her body since Saturday, when the mishap occurred. The Coast Guard and the police force are also assisting with the search.

The girl, according to the newspaper report, had accompanied her father, Richard Titus, her brother, and a cousin on a fishing trip.

A relative was reported as saying the family was told by the girl’s brother that while her father was fishing on the jetty, she was in the water playing. Sometime after, she ventured out towards a boat, which reportedly hit her and she went down.

The family was told that the girl’s brother rushed to her rescue but was unable to pull her up from under the water.

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