Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014. 11:44 am CST.
PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: There was a drowning this morning in Placencia village in the Stann Creek district.
The victim has been identified as Guatemalan national Minor Dupales Rodriguez.
Reports are that Rodriguez, who worked as a yard hand at Los Porticus, went paddling in the sea on his surf board.
Reports are that as he paddled in front of Los Porticus, Rodriguez fell off the surf board and drowned.
When police and a doctor arrived at the scene, they found residents in the area administering CPR; but the doctor pronounced Rodriguez dead.
His body was transported to the morgue at the Southern Regional Hospital in Dangriga, where it now awaits a post mortem examination.
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