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Gdf, relatives in search for pork-knocker at kaieteur

By Michel Outridge
A team of Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers and family members of pork-knocker Rennie Michael Lesile left the city yesterday for the Kaieteur Falls area, where his body was spotted.

Pork-knocker: Rennie Michael LesileGovernment Debt Recovery Agency employee, Courtney Perry, brother of Lesile, in an interview with the Guyana Chronicle yesterday, said that even before they contacted the GDF for assistance in retrieving the body, they were already making preparatory arrangements.

He expressed gratitude to the GDF, Michael Khan of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) for material support, the General Manager of his agency and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) for their assistance thus far.

The GDF team is expected to reach the body by today on foot, and all efforts are being made for the army to use its helicopter.

Given the condition of the remains of Lesile, burial may take place in the area since it has been many days since his disappearance.

Lesile, 36, of 328 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was last seen on November 29 last in the Potaro area in a canoe on his way to his mining camp.

He reportedly encountered difficulties and it is believed he might drowned, although he was a relatively good swimmer. His body was spotted at the bottom of the Kaieteur Falls gorge.

He had reportedly left his camp to take someone out to the airstrip and was on his way back, accompanied by his dog, when tragedy struck.

Early in November, 23-year-old Aliya Bulkan, during a tour of Kaieteur National Park, reportedly threw herself off the Kaieteur escarpment, plunging to her death at the bottom of the Falls. Her body was recovered by the GDF days later.