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Apr 15, 2019

Missing Minor Drowned in Southern Waters

Frederick Lammey Jr.

Going into the weekend, there was a report on a sixteen-year-old who went missing at sea during a trip to South Water Caye. Last Monday, Frederick Lammey Juniour went on a fishing trip, but soon later began exhibited erratic behaviour, which caused concern to his cousin and others who were out on the island. On Thursday, while en route to Dangriga, he had to be subdued on the boat; the vessel began experiencing engine failure and somehow Lammey Juniour freed himself, jumped overboard and swam away. A search for the minor came up empty, but on Saturday, his body was retrieved from the Caribbean Sea. CIB Commander, ASP Alejandro Cowo says that there were no signs on injury on the body and shared the results of the post-mortem.


Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“They made a report to the police in Dangriga where they went along with coastguard personnel and they canvassed the entire area, but the person was not located. Unfortunately on Saturday, just after midday, family members and other civilians were in an area near Coco Plum Island where they saw the body floating. The body was retrieved and brought to Belize City for a post-mortem examination. Later on during the evening, the post-mortem was conducted and the doctor certified that the cause of death was consistent with drowning due to the inhalation of liquids. As far as we know, he did not suffer from any mental disorders. I know that the persons who were at the camp with him were saying that he began to hallucinate and was saying that he was seeing and experiencing things out of order. That is when they made the decision to bring him to land and it is whilst they were coming, the incident happened.”

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