2-year-old drowns in Pomeroon River

January 12, 2020

first_imgA Pomeroon family was on Saturday afternoon thrown into mourning after the body of a two-year-old girl was discovered floating in the Pomeroon River.The toddler has been identified as Tia Contest of Monka Estate, Upper Pomeroon River.According to reports, the child was last seen alive by her mother, Marcia Contest playing in their yard.However the woman relayed that around 12:30h, she left little Tia playing in the yard which was not fenced and went into her house to do chores.At around 13:00h, she made inspections but Tia was nowhere to be found. The 28-year-old mother decided to search in the river which is some 50 feet away from their home where she saw the toddler lying in the river facedown.An alarm was raised and Tia’s body was taken out of the water; however by that time she was already deceased.The body was examined but no marks of violence were found; as such, foul play was ruled out.The mother was taken to the Charity Police Station where she was questioned and later sent away.last_img

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