There was a drowning reported in Dangriga.
On Saturday September 20, the body of Michael Humes of George Price Drive, Dangriga, was retrieved from the River near Tackle Stop Gas Station.
According to police reports, a passerby noticed a body in the river, about 5 feet from the river bank, and with assistance from the police and others the body was retrieved from of the river.
Mayra Virula, relative of the deceased recounts that the last time she saw her uncle was by a bar.
[Paraphrased] “I saw my uncle. He was drinking. He offered me a drink, and I told him it was OK. By the bar was the last place I saw him. I went back in the game shop, and that was the last time I saw him.
We got the notice that he died. The guy showed us on Saturday morning, like after 2 in the morning. A guy came to us and showed us the picture. They took my uncle from the river, and that was it.
We went to the hospital, that was to see if it was really my uncle, and it was him.”
The body was taken to the Southern Regional Hospital where it was pronounced dead on arrival and now awaits a postmortem examination. No foul play is suspected as investigations continue.