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.