Hope Dwindles in Finding missing man at sea

A man missing at sea since Monday October 13th  is believed to have  perished .

22 year old Erick Garcia of Boca Del Rio Area, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, went fishing along Joseph Hernandez and Jamal Martinez.  The three men left Tides Beach Resort in a 15ft Fibre Glass canoe and headed north to Tres cocos area to fish.

They secured the canoe and spent about two hours there fishing and diving, however, upon trying to get back into the canoe it over turned. The sea condition got rough and the strong current took them over the reef through a channel where huge waves pushed them in different directions.

Eventually with the assistance of the Belize Coast Guard both Joseph Hernandez and Jamal Martinez were rescued, however, Erick Garcia was never located.

On Tuesday the Coast Guard gave the media an update saying that the search was still on.

However, four days later, there is still no sign of Mr Garcia.

Erick Garcia’s father made an official police report on Wednesday, but hope of recovering the young man has been lost.

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