Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Body of Fisherman Found in Bahia Amatique

The body of fisherman Luis Alberto Gonzalez Garcia, 28, was found today floating in the Bahia Amatique by the Guatemalan Red Cross, Port Santo Tomás de Castilla, Izabal. Gonzalez died after the sinking of a boat carrying him and two others who survived.

Gonzalez was lost last Saturday. The survivors said that a huge wave hit their crude fishing boat in front of Green Bay. The wave swamped the boat and the heavy weight of the outboard motor caused the boat to nose straight up and sink by the stern. The accident is being blamed on bad weather.

One of the survivors said that after swimming for four hours, they arrived at the beach of Santo Tomas de Castilla and Navy personnel helped them.

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