Body of 7 year old Chelsea Smith has been found

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The body of 7 year old Chelsea Smith has been found. Chelsea Smith drowned in the waters of the Belize River on Sunday morning, while with her mother, Pamela Oliveira. Ms Oliveira told us that she and her family were in Isabella Bank attending a function, and decided to go fishing. While swimming in the river, Chelsie suddenly went down under the water, and though she tried earnestly to save her little girl, the current was much too strong. Authorities mounted a search for the body beginning Monday but were unsuccessful until Tuesday. Speaking with Chelsea’s father, Christopher, he told us that he is mostly relieved to have found his daughter’s body, though still very sad at her passing.

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