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Two travelers die in Belize’s waters

GeneralTwo travelers die in Belize's waters

BELIZE CITY, Mon. May 9, 2022

Since Friday, police received two reports of foreigners who drowned while on separate tours in Belize’s waters. On Friday, May 6, US-national Celeste Lee Bondurant Bell, 62, and her husband along with other tourists and guides went night driving over the barrier reef. Reports are that she didn’t resurface with the group and a moment later was seen motionless floating in the water.  She was rushed to the mainland where CPR was performed but was pronounced dead by 8:05 at the Caye Caulker Poly Clinic police reports say.

Yesterday, on Sunday, May 8, a 64 – year- old man was also pronounced dead following a diving trip to Turneffe. Michael Williams Coli, a citizen of the United States, also reportedly went down and did not resurface from his dive in the sea near Turneffe, tour guides went into prompt action to rescue Coli, retrieving his body and putting him on the vessel where CPR was administered but to no avail, he remained unresponsive.

Police observed his body in the Agressor 4 at the Radisson Fort George Marina where he was lying motionless in the back of a Coye funeral home hearse reports say.

In both instances, the body displayed no signed on injury or foul play.

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