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#434167 - 03/27/12 02:16 PM No foul play suspected in death of Canadian
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A Canadian national was found dead inside his room at a hotel in southern San Pedro Town. The person is 51 year old Jan Peter Sol and was in the country on vacation. While a full post mortem examination is expected to be performed on the body, San Pedro Police does not suspect foul play.

The body was discovered shortly before 10AM today Monday March 26th by one of Sol’s friends. According to SP Police, vacationer Mandy Lee sent her children to check on Sol sometime on Sunday. According to Police, the children reported to Lee that when they knocked on the door, Sol did not respond. Lee told police that she sent her children again on Monday morning but again there was no response. That’s when Lee became concerned and asked another friend living at the same resort, Howard Grosch, to check on Sol.

In speaking to Doctor Laurenzco Nicholson from the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Poly-Clinic, he explained that Sol appeared to have died sometime between 9PM and midnight on Sunday. Dr Nicholson further explained that Sol may have died from some unknown previous medical condition which will only be determine following a post mortem examination. That examination is expected to take place on Tuesday March 27th.

Click here for the rest of the story and photos in the San Pedro Sun

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#434182 - 03/27/12 03:30 PM Re: No foul play suspected in death of Canadian [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
Sincere condolences to Mr. Sol's family and friends.
One can only hope that his last days were happy ones.

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#434332 - 03/29/12 01:42 PM Re: No foul play suspected in death of Canadian [Re: Marty]
Marty Online   happy

Jan Peter Sol, a 51-year-old retired GM worker from Belle River, Ont., was found dead in his hotel room in San Pedro Town, Belize Monday, March 26, 2012.

Belle River diver found dead in Belize hotel

No evidence of foul play, coroner says

Jan Peter Sol, a 51-year-old retired GM worker from Belle River, Ont., was found dead in his hotel room in San Pedro Town, Belize Monday, March 26, 2012. Photograph by: Family Handout , The Windsor Star The family of a Belle River man is searching for answers after he was found dead in his hotel room in Belize Monday morning.

“I don’t really know much, other than what we’re reading in the paper from over there,” said his sister, Kim Straw. “It’s unbelievable. You don’t know what to think until you see him and he’s not here.”

Jan Peter Sol, 51, was on scuba diving vacation in San Pedro Town, Belize, visiting a friend named Mandy Lee. Another guest at the hotel entered his room after he didn’t answer the door and found him slumped on the floor.

Laurenzco Nicholson, the coroner who attended the scene, said there was no evidence of foul play when he examined his remains. “It looks like something happened before that, some kind of medical problem that made him unconscious and hit the floor,” he said.

Nicholson said the only sign of injury was a small gash on Sol’s head he believes was caused when he fell unconscious and hit the floor. He estimated Sol died between 10 p.m. Sunday and noon Monday.

Sol was vacationing alone and no one who knew him was aware of any medical conditions he may have had, Nicholson said.

Straw said Sol was a retired GM worker who had lived in Belle River all his life. She said scuba diving was “what he loved to do” and remembered him as a devoted father to his two children, who are in their 20s.

“Great dad, great guy. Everybody loved him,” she said.

Straw said she heard about Sol’s death after his friend Lee contacted the family. She said her uncle had been taking the lead in communications with the Belize police from Florida.

Police in the Central American country were awaiting the results of an autopsy Wednesday.

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#434335 - 03/29/12 01:48 PM Re: No foul play suspected in death of Canadian [Re: Marty]
seashell Offline
My sincere sympathy to the gentleman's friends and family.

Does anyone know if he had been diving the day before?
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#434340 - 03/29/12 01:58 PM Re: No foul play suspected in death of Canadian [Re: seashell]
Gaz Cooper Offline
If he was diving it could very well be an embolism which should be checked out and ticked off and eliminated as a possible cause of death.

An Embolism could cause him to pass out without notice although normally this would happen immediately after the dive or soon thereafter.

Gaz Cooper

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#434364 - 03/29/12 03:00 PM Re: No foul play suspected in death of Canadian [Re: Marty]
seashell Offline
Gaz, where ya been? And yes, I was wondering along those lines.
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#434376 - 03/29/12 05:49 PM Re: No foul play suspected in death of Canadian [Re: Marty]
Gaz Cooper Offline
Right here Seashell Lurking LOL and all over SE Asia

Yes it is a possibility but would need to be checked into and tested and maybe in Belize they don't have the equipment or the expertise to check.

Gaz


Edited by Gaz Cooper (03/29/12 05:50 PM)
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#434377 - 03/29/12 05:53 PM Re: No foul play suspected in death of Canadian [Re: Gaz Cooper]
seashell Offline
Maybe not, but could easily check for ear barotrauma, and probably already have done so. Anyway, enough out of me.

Again, a very very sad situation and my heart goes out to all.

But as for you Gaz? Still in SE Asia? Where are you hanging your hat and for how long? I'll be along there in the not too distant future.

How's your leg?
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