Tragedy struck on Thursday as a Penal man lost his life when his van was pushed off the road and into a river.
According to police reports, Annan Boysie, 40, of La Costena Development, Penal, was driving his van east along the M1 Ring Road when he attempted to pass through flood waters as he approached the Cedar Hill Estate Road, St Madeline.
Police said Boysie reportedly did not anticipate the force of the currents, which pushed his vehicle into a nearby river on the southern side of the roadway.
Several passersby tried to assist Boysie but were unsuccessful. However, they called for help and members of the Fire Service eventually managed to pull the van from the river.
Police said Boysie was pushed to the backseat of the vehicle by the force of the floodwater. District Medical Officer Dr Rajkumar was contacted and ordered the body removed to the San Fernando mortuary.
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