Toledo man trapped by submerged trees drowns


There was a drowning in the Toledo District in Blue Creek Village. On Sunday June 20th , 21-year-old Thomas Salam of Blue Creek , and four other male persons, left home to go fishing. However, while diving in the river, Thomas reportedly got stuck below some fallen submerged trees and drowned. With the help of the village Alcalde, his body was taken out of the water and transported to the Punta Gorda Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival . Police are investigating.

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