Friday, June 26, 2015. BMG: Reports reaching our news desk is that an off duty Belize Defense Force soldier attempted to commit suicide by jumping off the Bridge in Big Falls Village which is located about 21 miles outside of Punta Gorda Town in the Toledo District.
It is believed that the bridge is approximately 100 feet above the river and according to reports, the soldier was under the influence of alcohol when he jumped off the bridge.
Punta Gorda Police responded to the scene and found out that the soldier escaped the fall unscathed.
The soldier has since been handed over to his father by police.
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