Body of missing Trini found in Venezuela

The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

THE body of a missing Trinidadian man washed ashore in Venezuela earlier this week.

The dead man has been identified only as Koko. On Monday, he and a Venezuelan, Ali Beria, went missing after a boat accident at sea off the Delta Amacuro jungle.

On Thursday, Tucupita-based media outlet Tane Tanae reported that Koko’s body had been found near Jubasujuro on Wednesday night. Beria remained missing up to Thursday evening.

Details of the incident were sketchy. It is believed that Koko, Beria and three other men were in the boat which crashed into another boat. Another version is that large waves capsized the boat, throwing the men overboard.

Tane Tanae reporters contacted Beria’s relatives, who confirmed his disappearance. However, they said they did not know what really happened.

On Tuesday, a relative first posted on Facebook about “the wreck,” which happened near Nabasanuka, involving Beria and “a Trinidadian.”