Birthday celebrations turned tragic on Monday when a Barrackpore woman got into difficulties while bathing in the sea off Guayaguayare and drowned.
Police said Shivanie Ramkarran, who turned 24 on Sunday, died at about 6.30 pm at the Mayaro health facility. She lived at Rochard Douglas Road.
The report said she and other friends and relatives got into difficulties in the water off Double Bridge. Ramkarran disappeared under the water and resurfaced a few minutes later.
She was taken to the health centre, where she died.
A Facebook post on Sunday on Ramkarran’s account said, “Thankful for another year of life!”
On Sunday, firefighter Stephen Marcano, 39, drowned in Guayaguayare while saving relatives from drowning. Marcano, who lived in Gasparillo, was last posted at the Savonetta fire station.