Man Slips off Ferry and Drowns

vlcsnap-2014-03-13-19h15m07s155A man fell off a ferry and drowned early this morning.

The incident happened at about 2 o’clock this morning  March 13 at the Pueblo Viejo Ferry  in Corozal, near Tony’s Inn.

51 year old  Artemio Vivas  was along with his assistant crossing  a BEL vehicle that was en route to Progresso from Corozal.

Vivas went to urinate off the Ferry and slipped into the river while the ferry  was almost midway.

Efforts were made to retrieve Vivas who apparently could not swim, but those were unsuccessful. His body was found at about 7:30 this morning.

Apparently a slight rain had passed just before he was on the ferry making it slippery.

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