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One-year-old drowns in well

Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017. 11:39 a.m. CST.

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By BBN Staff: A one-year-old baby boy drowned in a well in the Maya Mopan area in Belmopan over the weekend.
On Saturday around 12:44 p.m. Belmopan police received information of a drowning in the Maya Mopan area.

Police spoke with 28-year-old Lorena Duartes, the mother of the child, of La Mux Street who reported that some time after 12:00 midday, while hanging out clothes she heard screaming from behind her residence.

When she went to the area, she saw her son, Edwin Lorenzo Duartes, in a deep well located behind the house.

The child was retrieved from the well and taken to the Western Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 1:04 p.m.

The body now awaits a post-mortem examination.

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