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May 25, 2011

Body of drowned man found

In Tuesday’s newscast we reported on eighty-one year old Dalton Franklin, a resident of Lord’s Bank, who disappeared underwater when the dory he went fishing in the day before suddenly capsized in the Belize River.  Several search efforts were later attempted by local authorities near Burrell Boom Village in the wake of the incident and up until news time yesterday there were still no signs of the elderly fisherman.  On Monday Franklin had gone on a short fishing trip with four other men when the dory he was in overturned.  While his partner was able to be rescued from the river Franklin wasn’t as fortunate as he went under and never resurfaced.  Another team was dispatched last night and the body was subsequently discovered.  A post mortem examination was scheduled to be conducted on Franklin’s body this afternoon.

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5 Responses for “Body of drowned man found”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    My condolences to the Franklin family.

  2. Earl Grey says:

    Wearing LIFE VESTS……………… NOT A BAD IDEA!!!!!

  3. RedGyal Belize says:

    REST IN PEACE Mr. Franklin!!! You will be missed by many!!!

  4. Original Ladyville Rasta says:

    I know this old boy. They used to call him “PANTS”. I went to school with most of his children, almost all girls, pretty much all of whom became softball stars in Belize. My condolences to this great Belize softball family. One love!!!!

  5. bernard says:

    TO MY GODFATHER REST IN PEACE U WILL SADLY MISSED FROM BERNARD AND FAMILY XXXX

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