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Boat Mechanic lost at sea

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The search continues for 28 year old Lionel Velasquez who is believed to have fallen overboard a boat as he was headed to work on Wednesday. According to reports, Velasquez, who is a boat mechanic, left with others from the Radisson dock, headed to Turneffe Island. Twenty minutes into the journey, those on board the boat noticed that Velasquez was missing and believe he fell overboard. The Belize Coast Guard was immediately contacted and a team began a search and rescue operation shortly before eight o’clock that night. The team searched through the night and into Thursday, but was unable to locate Velasquez. The search continued today. Reports are that Velasquez was not wearing a life vest when he fell overboard.

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