ORANGE WALK TOWN, Mon. Feb. 22, 2016–Two men are missing after reportedly jumping into the New River behind the La Immaculada School in Orange Walk Town at about 7:30 tonight.
Amandala was told that the two men were relaxing on Riverside Street when they jumped in to the river to take a swim. They did not resurface, however.
Police began an initial search, but the effort was in vain.
Inspector Nicolas Polomo, Deputy Commander of Orange Walk Police, said that it is not known why the men jumped into the river to swim tonight, because the water is dark and muddy, and is infested with crocodiles.
He said that police have alerted the Coast Guard and are awaiting the professional divers of the unit, so that the area can be searched tomorrow.