Several Easter Drownings Reported

vlcsnap-2014-04-22-22h11m50s0A man reportedly lost his life on Saturday, April 19th in the river of Red Bank Village. According to reports, Independence Police visited an area on the Swasey River Approximately 1 1/2 miles behind the Red Bank Village, Stann Creek District, where the body of a Hispanic man was seen lying face up.

The body has since been identified as that of 34 year old Santos Del cid Amaya, Honduran laborer of Bella Vista Village.

According to police investigations, Amaya went swimming in the river at around 2:00 p.m. on that same day, allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

vlcsnap-2014-04-22-22h11m42s157The body was transported to the Southern Regional Hospital where it was pronounced dead on arrival.

Another man reportedly lost his life due to drowning over the Easter Weekend. According to reports, on Friday, April 18th, 37 year old Aresenio Landero resident of Santa Familia Village, Cayo District was travelling along with his wife  on the Belize River by canoe.

vlcsnap-2014-04-22-22h12m34s250Landero was believed to be under the influence of Alcohol at the time. At around midday during the course of the journey from Esperanza village to Santa Familia, the canoe somehow became unstable and capsized. According to reports, Landero’s wife managed to swim ashore, however, Landero went under water and did not resurface. About a half hour later, the lifeless body of Aresenio Landero was retrieved from the Belize River.

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