City teen student drowned on evangelical retreat


Tuesday, July 28, 2015. BMG: A teenage boy gone out to swim with classmates while attending a church retreat near Mile 25 on the George Price Highway lost his life as a result.

14 year old Eric Cruz, according to officer in charge of Eastern Division (Rural) Senior Superintendent Edward Broaster, was observed having difficulty in the water after which he submerged and failed to come up alive.

Insp. Rochelle Chan, O.C., Hattieville Police, was not able to confirm whether Cruz knew how to swim or the nature of his difficulty. He was pronounced dead at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) in Belize City.

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