Body of Carlos Valdez recovered from Mopan River

vlcsnap-2013-10-30-07h13m11s25The search effort for 65 year old farmer Carlos Rito Valdez, believed to have drowned after his boat capsized in the high rise Mopan River is slated to continue Wednesday. A surface search of the river was conducted on Tuesday, but there was not much the search team could have done, as the river is still tagged as unsafe. On Monday, a little after 1:00pm, the canoe Carlos Valdez and a fellow farmer were transporting plantains in capsized, his companion was able to swim to the bank of the river, however Mr Valdez, along with the canoe submerged under water.

Wednesday update: The body of Mr. Carlos Valdez, 65 was recovered from the Mopan River around 10:30 Tuesday night. Information received says that the body was retrieved from the river in front of the Chinese Shop in San Jose Succotz village.

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