A man from San Narciso Village reportedly drowned while fishing in the Sapote Area of the Rio Hondo River over the weekend.
45 year old Teodoro Pena, a Belizean mason from Louisville Village, reported that on Saturday October 4th, he and his friend 38 year old Israel Novelo went fishing in the river when the canoe they were on capsized.
Pena reported that he was able to swim to the river bank but his friend Novel did not resurface.
Despite searches throughout the weekend, Novelo’s body was not found, until today, according to reports when the body was seen floating in the river. Police are investigating the incident.