Edgar Puc Drowns Trying to Save his Friend

vlcsnap-2014-04-07-18h44m16s191On Friday April 4th, we reported on another drowning incident when two High School students lost their lives in the Macal River, in San Ignacio.

According to the official police report, at about 3:30 p.m. 4th form High School students were on their way back from a school trip to Che Chem Ha Caves when they stopped to swim at Macal River by the wooden bridge.

vlcsnap-2014-04-07-21h37m02s141At that time 15 year old Anahi Zepeda of San Juaquin Village was dragged down by the currents and 16 year old Edgar Puc, of Patchakan Village went to her aid. Both students were washed further down the river and were dragged under water.

The body of Puc was found near the bank and at about 5:24 p.m. the body of Zepeda was found further down the river.

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