Search for missing men in New River suspended

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Posted: February 23, 2016. 5:09 p.m. CST.

By Victor Castillo Sr.: The Belize Coast Guard has suspended operations for the recovery of a drowned man in the New River Drown Victim 02after divers began to feel exhausted.

The Chief Operations Officer of the Coast Guard said he found it necessary to suspend at 3 this afternoon. Divers had been searching in the river for more than five hours.

The search resumes early tomorrow morning, Wednesday, at 6:00 a.m..

Breaking Belize News understands that sometime after 5:30 Monday evening three men were socializing Carlos Reyeson the banks of the New River when two decided to go for a swim. After 20 minutes the third friend noticed that his friends had not resurfaced and he immediately reported it to the police.

At around 10:38 this morning, the lifeless body of 21-year-old Carlos Reyes was retrieved from the New River in Orange Walk Town, by divers.

Police say a witness saw a crocodile around the area.

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