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Calamity at Altun Ha

ALTUN HA, Rockstone Pond, Belize District, Mon. Feb. 8, 2016–The cruise tour of an American tourist who came to Belize on the cruise ship Caribbean Dreams on Thursday was aborted after he fell off the Altun Ha archaeological site when he lost his balance, while climbing the A1 structure of Altun Ha at about 1:30 Thursday afternoon.

Bryan Goeders, 36, of Iowa, USA, fell off the steps to an area below, from a height of about 35 feet, and landed face-down.

As a result, Goeders suffered massive body injuries and was rushed to the Belize Medical Associates hospital in a critical condition.

Goeders suffered abrasions to the forehead, dizziness, nose bleeding and throat pains. A further examination conducted on him at the hospital found that he had suffered a broken jaw, bruised lungs and a crushed liver, and he had bleeding in the brain.

Representatives of the Belize Medical Associates told Amandala that Goeders was flown back on Saturday via air ambulance to a medical facility in the U.S.

We were also told that Goeders was climbing the Maya ruin alone when he fell. He had gone to Altun Ha with Chukka Tours, but had said that he would remain on the ground and would not go onto the ruins, and so the group went ahead without him.

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