Pensioner killed in Pomeroon boat mishap

first_imgA pensioner was on Sunday killed after the boat in which he was travelling collided with another at Grant Good Intent, Lower Pomeroon River. The dead man has been identified as 78-year-old Allan Handy, also called “Saga” of the same area.Based on information received, at about 16:00h, the now dead man left his son’s home in a wooden paddle boat and was heading home when a boat powered by a 90HP outboard engine came into his path.The captain of the boat, a security guard of Grant Hope, Lower Pomeroon, told the Police that as he navigated a turn, he felt as if he struck something and immediately slowed down. As he turned around, he saw the elderly man going down in the water and as he looked closer, he saw the damaged boat.He immediately raised an alarm. The dead man’s relatives rushed to the scene but there were no signs of Handy.A search party was established to look for the man’s body. After a few hours, the man’s body was recovered from the river in the vicinity of where the accident took place.A distraught captain claimed that due to the high boat bow, he could not have seen clearly in front of him and as such, he did not see Handy.He was taken into custody and is assisting with the investigations. The man’s body was taken to the Suddie Public Hospital Mortuary where it awaits a post-mortem examination.The boat and engine are reportedly owned by the Love and Faith Ministries.last_img read more

Torres back at Atletico Madrid as Chelsea flop completes return to boyhood club

first_img Fernando Torres in action for Atletico Madrid 1 Fernando Torres has returned to boyhood club Atletico Madrid on loan until 2016.The Spaniard only agreed to make his loan switch from Chelsea to AC Milan permanent on December 27, but has now sealed a move back to his homeland.A lifelong fan of Los Rojiblancos, Torres made his debut for Atletico as a 17-year-old in 2001.He went on to captain the team and scored 91 goals in 244 appearances before leaving for Liverpool.After thrilling Anfield for the best part of four years, he left for Chelsea in a £50million switch but the move started a steady decline in his personal fortunes.Despite winning the FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League, he found goals hard to come by and a return of 45 goals in 172 games, while not prolific, is still not a true reflection of his struggles.Just 20 of those goals were in the Premier League, scant return compared to the 65 the double European champion and one-time World Cup winner got for Liverpool.He joined Milan at the start of the season but has continued to labour for goals, netting just once.A statement from Atleti read: “Fernando Torres returns to Atletico Madrid after an agreement reached by our club with Milan for the international striker to play on loan for the remainder of the season and one more.“The player will have a medical on January 5. He returns home, where he trained as a player and became one of our biggest stars.”last_img read more