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Nov 12, 2020

Body of Missing Guatemalan Man Found Floating Near Hunting Caye

Francisco Domingo Ac Tzala

There is also a sudden death to report tonight. On Tuesday afternoon, the body of a man was discovered floating in the sea, about five miles northeast of Hunting Caye. Belizean fisherman, Walter Garbutt made the discovery and quickly notified the Belize Coast Guard whose personnel recovered the body, which was later identified as that of Francisco Domingo Ac Tzalam. The twenty-nine-year-old Guatemalan national was being reported missing; he was last seen alive in his boat by the gas station in Livingston Izabal wearing a grey t-shirt and brown pants. It is believed that he was caught in the rough waters caused by Eta and perished at sea.  A Guatemalan identification card was also found on the body of the twenty-nine-year-old deceased. The body was transported to the Southern Regional Hospital where the doctor pronounced him dead on arrival.

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