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Taxi driver drowns in Mopan River

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016. 10:05 a.m. CST

8. DROWNINGBy BBN Staff: The body of 51-year-old Benque Viejo taxi driver, Pedro Valdez, currently awaits a post mortem examination at San Ignacio Hospital’s morgue after he reportedly drowned yesterday evening.

Valdez was reportedly at J&G Bar alone and consuming alcohol when patrons saw him suddenly get up and go into the nearby Mopan River to take a swim. After about five minutes, someone noticed that he had not resurfaced after going down.

A search then ensued and his body was retrieved approximately 100 yards from where he was seen submerging. It was then transported to the hospital.

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