Woman missing after hike to Rio Seco

Share on Facebook


The search continues for a Princes Town woman who went missing during a hike in the Matura Forest on Saturday afternoon.

According to reports, 46 year old Bissoondaye Gita Seenath of Chapel Street, Princes Town, went to Salybia Beach in Toco with some friends around 1:30pm on Saturday.

C News understands that while there, the group decided to visit the Rio Seco Waterfall, which is about three and a half miles into the Matura Forest.

The group was making its way back to the Salybia Beach around 4:30pm when one member suffered an asthma attack, forcing the group to stop to render assistance before continuing the trip.

On reaching the beach, a head count was conducted and Mrs. Seenath was discovered missing.  

C News was told the group combed the Matura Forest but was unable to find Mrs. Seenath.

A report was then filed with the Matura Police Station.

On Sunday, the group returned with police, the K-9 Unit and the Air Support Unit as another search of the area was conducted.

In the meantime, the family is asking anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact the police immediately.

Daughter, Roshni Seenath, believes her mother would have contacted the family if she could: "If anyone sees her, if anyone knows me, you would know how much I care. If you get chance, call anybody. I need my mom back."

Mrs. Seenath's sister, Ms. Champa Singh, said the family is hoping for her safe return, but found it odd that she disappeared in such a manner.

Written by C News