By BBN Staff: Iran Oliver Mesh , 21, a resident from the village of San Antonio in the Cayo District drowned yesterday in the Macal River while heading to work.
According to reports, Benque Viejo Del Carmen police responded to a call at Duplooys Jungle Lodge at mile 5 on the Chaa Creek Road where upon arrival, they observed the motionless body of Mesh.
Initial investigation revealed that on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 about 12:10 p.m., Mesh was crossing the Macal River alone inside a silver colored canoe from San Antonio Village to Duplooys Lodge when the canoe overturned causing him to fall in the river and drown.
He was later taken out of the river by a co-worker, Gudiel Rolando Tzib,also a Belizean Chef of San Antonio Village, who administered CPR on the body but was fruitless.
The body was transported to the San Ignacio Morgue where the doctor pronounced him dead. A post mortem examination has been scheduled for later this week.
Meanwhile, Benque Viejo Del Carmen Police are currently investigating the details surrounding the drowning of Jonathan Josue Montes Diaz, 18, a Salvadoran National of #1 Orchid Street, Cohune Walk Area in Belmopan City.
According to police reports, the badly decomposed body of Diaz was discovered near Bobadilla area of the Mopan River on Tuesday, August 2nd around 3:30 p.m..
A post mortem examination was conducted on the body by Dr. Fausto Pineda who concluded that Diaz died due to drowning.