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#385117 - 08/03/10 06:51 PM Rumour of a tour guide dying at the Blue Hole?  
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I am hearing rumours of a tour guide losing his life at the Blue Hole
Should this be true we all send our deepest sympathy to the familiy.
I am also hearing that "this news is being suppressed by order of the tourism authorities"
Does anyone know if THIS is true?
And if it is true, who specifically issued that "order"
And by what right do the Tourism Authorities censor our news?
Belize is not a police state. The news is not censored, I trust.

#385118 - 08/03/10 06:53 PM Re: Rumour of a tour guide dying at the Blue Hole? [Re: chris45]  
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You could look at San Pedro Daily or San Pedro Sun...

#385120 - 08/03/10 07:13 PM Re: Rumour of a tour guide dying at the Blue Hole? [Re: SP Daily]  
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Listen to tv and radio news; check the public police report as well as the weekly newspapers at the end of the week and let me know where this was suppressed. Tune in.


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#385122 - 08/03/10 07:42 PM Re: Rumour of a tour guide dying at the Blue Hole? [Re: Katie Valk]  
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So the answer to my question is simply, no it hasnt been suppressed . No need for unpleasant remarks.
I asked a question I got the answer.

#385124 - 08/03/10 08:06 PM Re: Rumour of a tour guide dying at the Blue Hole? [Re: chris45]  
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But you insinuated that there was surpression of news and who has the right........... when one asks a question, one usually waits for the answer before jumping. You just jumped. Not good.

#385125 - 08/03/10 08:56 PM Re: Rumour of a tour guide dying at the Blue Hole? [Re: ron]  
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If someone would have simply answered "No, it is not being supresssed." that would have initiated another entire diatribe. Katie & Jesse simply made suggestions as to where to seek answers. Nothing unpleasant or catty about that at all.


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#385128 - 08/04/10 07:30 AM Re: Rumour of a tour guide dying at the Blue Hole? [Re: klcman]  
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My deepest sympathies to Andy's family, co-workers and friends.

Here is the report from last night's Channel 5 news:

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Aug 3, 2010
Diver drowns at Blue Hole

andy carr

An employee of Ramon’s Dive Shop in San Pedro drowned while on a tour with tourists at sea. Twenty-seven year old Andy Carr had been living in San Pedro for the past ten years since moving from Hopkins. Carr was on a boat at the Blue Hole when he decided to dive into the waters without a tank. According to his brother, who also resides on the island, despite all the help he received, his brother did not survive.

Michael Carr, brother of drowning victim

“I’m working in San Pedro at Ramon’s Dive Shop along with my brother Andy Carr. He passed away yesterday about eleven-thirty a.m. in the morning. He was actually on a Blue Hole trip and then he was a snorkeling guide and he snorkeled the Blue Hole and on the second stop, which was he Half Moon Caye wall, the snorkelers decided not to go in the water and he was there in the boat and decided to take a swim. He was over the divers; they were about forty feet in depth. He decided to free dive down to the bottom with one of his buddy, Rolandito and Will, and he went down there with them and he was sucking from one of the octopus. He decided to return to the surface and he did not release the air out of his lungs and it expanded so he actually shoot out of the water and I guess he ruptured his lung. The captain was on board and assisted him with the CPR and he had all the oxygen unit but there was no way they could have revived him back. They rushed him to Long Caye and they rendered assistance there from the Coast Guard and there was nothing they could do about it.”

Jose Sanchez

michael carr

“If you could tell me a bit about your brother, who he leaves behind or what kind of person was he?

Michael Carr

“Everybody know him. He was a friendly guy. He had a lot of friends. He leaves my mother; two sisters and two brothers. I’m the youngest brother.”

Jose Sanchez

“How long had he been diving.”

Michael Carr

“He’d been snorkeling for at least seven years.”

Michael said his brother would have celebrated his twenty eighth birthday on August seventeenth.

Last edited by Diane Campbell; 08/04/10 07:33 AM. Reason: posted article
#385134 - 08/04/10 12:12 PM Re: Rumour of a tour guide dying at the Blue Hole? [Re: Diane Campbell]  
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How sad. My condolences to the family and friends he left behind.

How strange that this would happen to someone with his experience.




#385138 - 08/04/10 12:55 PM Re: Rumour of a tour guide dying at the Blue Hole? [Re: Nancy1340]  
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What does this mean, "...he was sucking from one of the octopus"?

Sad indeed. Very sad.

#385140 - 08/04/10 01:03 PM Re: Rumour of a tour guide dying at the Blue Hole? [Re: travelqueen]  
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Doesn't this refer to something that is attached to the regulator for use in out-of-air emergencies??

I am not a diver so please excuse me if I am incorrect...

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