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Jun 29, 2015

Body of Missing San Pedro Businessman Remains Lost at Sea

Leovijildo Varela

But the Varela family of San Pedro is desperate and is asking for assistance in finding eighty year old businessman Leovijildo Varela, who was thrown out of a tugboat that was pulling a barge transporting butane trucks from San Pedro to the Belize City Port.  The downpour on Thursday night and the heavy winds caused the men to shift course as they headed towards the Belize City pier of the Belize Port Authority. The seamen then decided to remove the barge from the tugboat; that decision ended in a collision in which Varela was thrown overboard. Since then, the coastguard and other search parties have been scouring the area in search of Varela, but so far they have come up empty handed.

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