Police look for man accused of killing Jeffrey Eiley
March 13, 2014
FIFA website puts spotlight on Deon McCaulay
March 14, 2014

Ferry operator drowns in Corozal

Artemio Vivas (Deceased)

Artemio Vivas (Deceased)

Artemio Vivas

ORANGE WALK BUREAU Reporting: Police in Corozal do not suspect that foul play was involved in the death of a man who worked as a ferry operator.

51 year old Artemio Vivas fell off the Pueblo Viejo ferry just after two o’clock this morning and drowned in the New River.

And while foul play is not suspected in the unfortunate incident, a sudden rain in the area may have contributed to Vivas slipping and falling into the river as he went to urinate.

According to police, Vivas who lives in Corozal town, was accompanied by his assistant Rolando Alcoser as they ferried a utility vehicle for Belize Electricity Limited from Corozal to Progresso when the incident happened.

Officer commanding the Corozal police formation, Superintendent Andrew Ramirez, says at about the midway point in the journey across the New River, Vivas went to urinate and while doing so slipped and fell into the river.

He did not resurface and his body was retrieved five hours later, around 7:20 am on Thursday.

Artemio Vivas had been manning the Pueblo Viejo Ferry for over 6 years, prior to his demise.

© 2014, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.


[email protected]
[email protected]
Patrickjonesbelize.com is a Belizean online news agregator and blog that is owned by the Belize Media Group. The site offers breaking news, blogs, and original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture and local news on Belize.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *