Body of American tourist that drowned in San Pedro has been found

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Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017. 1:45 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:The body of Rickilee Michelle Mercer, 29, an American national has been found.

Mercer was vacationing in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and was reported missing on Tuesday after she and another fellow American national, Marvin Hazim Yono ,39, were jet skiing in the “Secret Beach” area of San Pedro Town.

A search was carried out yesterday and her body was retrieved around 4 p.m..

She was found floating in the leeward area of the Caribbean Sea near Blackadore Caye situated West of secret beach with no signs of physical injuries to her body.

The body was retrieved and transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) where she was pronounced dead at 4:49 p.m.

The body now lies at the KHMH awaiting a post mortem examination.

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