Body of Boat Captain Retrieved in Southern Waters

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Updated: November 21, 2016

The body of 39-year-old Linsford Joseph Locario was retrieved from the sea down south on Saturday. Locario went missing at sea when the boat he was in capsized last Thursday. Dangriga Police received information that a boat capsized about a mile away from the Tobacco Caye Range. Also in the boat at the time were Corporal Carlos Galvez, Police Constable David Mejia, Captain George Lopez and Locayo’s common-law wife and their 9-month-old daughter. Police say that the group was traveling to Tobacco Caye when a massive wave caused the boat to capsize. Everyone inside the boat was thrown overboard. According to police, Galvaz swam back to mainland to get help but when help arrived, everyone realized that Locario was nowhere to be found. Searches were conducted but it was not until Saturday evening that the Belize Coast Guard found his body on the north-west end of Tobacco Caye Range. The body was retrieved and taken to the Southern Regional Hospital. A post mortem examination was conducted which certified the cause of death as asphyxia of fluids, consistent with drowning.