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Teenager drowns in pond in Ladyville Village

Ladyville Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a teenage boy who is believed to have drowned in a pond in that village on Monday morning. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino of the Crimes Investigation Branch in Belize City spoke of what they knew so far on Monday.

Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino, CIB Eastern Division: Sometime around 11:50am, Ladyville Police were called out to the Lake Garden area of Ladyville and they had received a report that whilst swimming an individual went under the water and did not resurface. Checks were made in a pond in that area and with the assistance of the police a body was found ; that of sixteen year old Leonel Bennet.