What was supposed to be a day of relaxation and fun, turned out to be a sad day for a group of tourists snorkeling at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve after one of them drowned.
At approximately 11:00 am a group of friends visiting Ambergris Caye decided to visit one of the country's most acclaimed snorkeling sites, Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
Unofficial reports say that the group was out at Hol Chan without a tour guide when a member of the group David Gregor, 55-year-old US National from New Jersey, started experiencing some heart problems and started to drown. Assistance was offered to Gregor as he signalled from a cluster of coral. His friends including a nearby boat captain assisted in attempts to revive him. By the time, help arrived, Gregor was transported to the boat but made it there in an unconcious state.
CPR was offered but Gregor was prounced dead on arrival at San Pedro Town by Dr. Javier Zuniga.
No foul play is expected.
From the Ambergris Today and the San Pedro Sun