Body of man retrieved from river

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Updated: August 26, 2015

Just before 9 o’clock this morning the body of man was found floating near the Belcan Bridge in Belize City.  The discovery was made by Herman Williams, a fisherman who would usually fish in the area. The body was later identified as that of Theodore Parchue, also known as Bobo Youth. Williams told us how he found the body.

Herman Williams – Fisherman

“I just came from across the other side to catch some snapper and then when I came across this side and I parked my cart and I was throwing and went under the bridge I was in water up to my knee and I threw the net and when I did that I felt something heavy and when I pulled it out it looked like  a piece of wood coming out, turned out it was a hand and I left the net and ran to the edge of the water and when I looked I saw two police near there and I called them and they ran coming here and when we looked it was a man.”

 Reporter

“I know you left but before you left did you get to see the condition of the body?

Herman Williams – Fisherman

“I just saw a hand in my net I didn’t wait to see what it was I ran away. I was in my water to my knee I’m not taking any chances with my life. I fish out here every other day when I get out here I sell them four $4 a pound. So this is what I do for my living.”

 Reporter

After this morning you might want to avoid this area for a little while?

Herman Williams – Fisherman

“I don’t really think so because this is where the fish are and we have to come to where the fish are because this is what I do for a living.  So it’s just unfortunate that it happened to me like this but it’s fortunate that I found him because it would have probably drifted down the current and alligators would have eaten it and we wouldn’t have found him any at all.”

Police have yet to release any official information on the death of Parchue.