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Elderly man drowns in the Cayo district

Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2022. 7:10 pm CST.

By Benjamin Flowers: The body of an elderly man was found in the Cayo District this week, in what police are treating as a drowning investigation.

Reports are that 61-year-old Timoteo Gómez, a farmer from St. Margaret’s Village in the Cayo District was last seen alive leaving his home on Monday, around 10:00 a.m. Around 8:25 p.m. Gomez reportedly tried to cross the river but lost his footing and was swept away by the current.

Gomez’s body was found on Tuesday morning around 11:35 on the river bank in St. Matthew’s Village.

His body was taken to the Western Regional Hospital and a post-mortem examination is pending.

Police are investigating.

 

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