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Aug 20, 1999

British soldier drowns in Macal River

There has been no official confirmation but reports reaching News Five indicate that a British soldier has died in the Mountain Pine Ridge. The soldier is believed to have been part of a contingent of army personnel undergoing jungle training by BATSUB. He allegedly drowned in the Macal River near the Guacamallo Bridge within the last few days and efforts were being made to recover his body. We have not learned whether the death occurred while on maneuvers or during recreation. Neither BATSUB, based at Airport Camp, nor the British High Commission in Belmopan would confirm any details of the incident.

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