The Belize Coast Guard began the eve of its fifteenth anniversary with some turbulence during a search operations. A call for help came this morning from the Turneffe Island Resort after a body was sighted in the area. On its way to the location the Coast Guard vessel capsized. A distress call was made by the five men on the vessel just after eleven o’clock this morning. Acting Commander Gregory Soberanis spoke to the media on this incident.
Traveling on the vessel were Leron Thomas and Anthony Neal of the Belize Coast Guard as well as three police officers, namely, Kasey Requena, Dean Pollard and Amirta Cawich. As for the body that the officers went out to retrieve Love News understands that it was the body of a woman that was retrieved. Reports are that 34-year-old Stephanie Nevis was intoxicated and was heard screaming. Two personnel from the resort spotted her in the water and performed CPR on her, but their efforts were fruitless. Soberanis gave us the details of the operation.
Acting Commander Gregory Soberanis, Belize Coast Guard: “As it relates to the incident at Turneffe that mission continues. A vessel has been deployed to that location to recover the deceased and the individual will be brought back to mainland and handed over to the police.”
Police are investigating this latest drowning incident.