PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: An 8 year old school boy is dead, reportedly from drowning in the North Stann Creek river.
Adrian Lopez, a Standard One student at the Sacred Heart Primary School in Dangriga town, went swimming with friends in the reiver around 3 pm on Saturday. He did not return home.
My colleagues at KREM Radio in Belize City reported on Sunday that a family member is saying that Lopez’s friends say him floating on a piece of Styrofoam but that he slipped and fell into the water.
Lopez reportedly disappeared and did not resurface.
When he did not get home late in the evening, his parents went looking for him and that was when information about what happened started to slowly come out.
A search team fund Adrian Lopez’s body around 9:45 pm and there was nothing that could be done at that time to save him.
The little boy was pronounced dead on arrival at the Southern Regional hospital where the body now awaits a post mortem examination.
Adrian Lopez was the son of police officers Corporal Matthew and Sergeant Linnette Lopez, both of whom are currently stationed in Dangriga town.
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