Body of Linden suicide victim recovered

first_img– Regional Chairman calls for disaster preparedness managementThe body of a Linden woman who plunged to her death off the Mackenzie- Wismar Bridge in the RegionRegion 10 Chairman Renis Morian(Upper Demerara- Berbice) community on Tuesday morning was recovered on Thursday morning.E Division (Linden- Kwakwani) Commander Calvin Brutus confirmed on Thursday that the partly decomposed body of the victim, identified as 24-year-old Tabitha Small of Central Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden washed ashore at the Demerara River and was discovered around 06:00h in the vicinity of the Wismar Municipal Market.A Police source in Linden confirmed that the woman was diagnosed with tuberculosis approximately two years ago and was on Monday admitted to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) around 15:10h after experiencing a series of fainting spells. This newspaper understands that she was discharged from the Hospital at approximately 08:30h on Tuesday and went straight to the Bridge.Meanwhile, Region 10 Chairman Renis Morian has made calls for systems of disaster preparedness management to be put in place in the community, so as to deal with such issues which may arise in the Region.He noted that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) and Police in the Region were unprepared to deal with such a tragedy since they were not properly equipped to assist in retrieving the body. Morian said he would be requesting funding to have the Region get on board with disaster preparedness management, emphasising that it was an important component, at which the Council needed to take a serious look.last_img

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