Georgetown, Guyana – (September 16, 2015) The Kaieteur National Park (KNP) has been re-opened as of today, Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
The body of the woman, who had gone missing, was retrieved and transported by plane to Georgetown, today, for a post-mortem examination to be conducted later in the week.
The body, which was first spotted by a KNP Ranger late Saturday afternoon, was found in a rocky area at the base of the Falls, which had previously been submerged by high water levels.
Late in the afternoon of Tuesday September 1, it was discovered that a tourist, who has arrived at the KNP on an Air Services Limited flight, was missing after she left her group on the way back from touring the Falls.
A search operation was immediately launched by the KNP Rangers. An expanded search was later led by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF), focusing on the base of the Falls and the surrounding gorge and trails, but no trace of the woman had been found at that time.
The Ministry of the Presidency’s expresses condolences to the family and friends of the deceased tourist during this difficult time.