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Guyana handing out life jackets to curb river drownings

Guyana distributing free life jackets to youngsters, ferry employees to curb river drownings

Guyana handing out life jackets to curb river drownings

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) -- Guyana is distributing free life jackets to youngsters and riverboat employees in an effort to reduce drownings on the boats carrying passengers and goods along rivers in South American country.

On Monday, Guyana's maritime administration said it's expanding a program that has already distributed vests to Amerindian students in Guyana's western Cuyuni region who use boats to attend schools far from home.

Officials say more than 35 people have died in river boat accidents over the last two years.


Updated : 2021-08-01 10:38 GMT+08:00