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Posted: February 14, 2016. 5:17 p.m. CST.

By Victor Castillo Sr.: A 16 year-old American student died while swimming in Belize on Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened in the Tiger Sandy Bay area of Hattieville in the Belize Distrct. Breaking Belize News was informed by a reliable source that the teen was one of 33 students who went swimming and was discovered missing during a head count about an hour later.

The body was discovered and retrieved by the Belize Coast Guard who were called to the scene.

The teen was a student at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia, USA.

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