Cayo man drowns on Good Friday

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Drowning Report

Drowning Report

Sunday, April 20, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A man from Santa Familia village, Cayo died on Good Friday, reportedly from drowning.

37 year old Arsenio Landero and his wife were traveling by canoe on the Belize River sometime before midday on Good Friday when the tragedy occurred.

According to reports, Landero is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol and somehow during the course of the journey from Esperanza village to Santa Familia, the canoe became unstable and eventually overturned.

While his wife was able to swim to shore and seek help, Landero went under the water and did not resurface.

His body was retrieved from the Belize River about a half an hour later.

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