A Forestry Officer has died after he passed out during a weekend operation in Independence Village. Yesterday afternoon, BDF and personnel from the Forestry Department were at the Maya Mountains Forest Reserve when 40 year old Gumercindo Baiza suddenly collapsed and went unconscious. Baiza then started to bleed from his nose and mouth. He was rushed to the Independence Poly Clinic where he was pronounced dead. Gumercindo Baiza was in charge of the Savannah Forest Station.