TEAKETTLE, Cayo District, Mon. Apr. 25, 2016–Manuel Obando, 33, a farmer of Teakettle, Cayo District, drowned while swimming in the Belize River at about 4:30 Saturday afternoon. He reportedly went under the water and did not resurface.
Family members organized a search party for him, and his body was found at about 5:45 that same Saturday evening, in the vicinity of the same spot in the river where he went under.
Those who know him said that Obando was friendly and easy to get along with.
Police said that no foul play has been suspected, and the death has been declared a drowning.