Friday, March 13, 2009

Snorkler drowns at Hol Chan

What was supposed to be a day of relaxation and fun, turned out to be a sad day for a group of tourists snorkeling at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve after one of them drowned.
Unofficial reports say that the group was out at Hol Chan without a tour guide when a male in the group started experiencing some heart problems and started to drown. His friends including a nearby boat captian assisted in attempts to revive him, with no success.
The lifeless body was brought to the island where Dr. Javier Zuniga pronounced him dead on arrival. The body will be transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for a post mortem. Read more on this story on next week's issue of Ambergris Today Newspaper.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this article and the promptness that it was written. We, here in New Jersey have known David Gregory Cobb for decades. His family are Jehovah's Witnesses and are known for their integrity as christians and for their work ethics. They professional electricians of the highest quality and workmanship. We are deeply sadden by this extraodinary tragic events. We are thoroughly impressed with the comforting assistance given by the citizens of Belize.

Susan said...

I am glad the report says "unofficial". In other words, rumored, that we had no tour guide. If it was not for the friend that risked his life to save my brother, there would have been no chance of him surviving due to factors beyond David's control.
Thank you for the many condolences we have received from so many dear friends during this difficult time.