Two men drowned in the Caribbean Sea in Corozal Town today within hours of each other. Around five-thirty this evening, the body of a man discovered floating in the sea reportedly in the Rainbow Beach area. Details are still sketchy but police were only able to confirm that following a call to the station, police were deployed to the scene. Earlier today, another body was fished out of the sea in the area where the old Corozal market once stood in that northern municipality. The victim, forty-one year old San Andres villager, Andy Grant, was found floating in the Corozal Bay area at around nine-thirty this morning. Police were shortly after on scene to retrieve Grant’s body from the water. The body was shirtless and clothed in a dark short pants. Grant is well-known in the municipality and foul play is not suspected. News Five spoke via phone to Deputy Officer Commanding Corozal Police, Assistant Superintendent Peter Serano earlier today.
On the Phone: ASP Peter Serano, Deputy O.C., Corozal Police
“About nine-twenty a.m. on the eleventh of August 2015, information as received via telephone that a body of a male person was seen floating face up in the Corozal Bay. Police immediately responded and on arrival at the scene, the body was seen floating about ten feet in the sea near the fish market on First Avenue. The body was later retrieved from the sea and taken to the Corozal Community Hospital where on arrival it was pronounced dead. The body was later identified to be that of Andy Javier Grant, forty-one year Belizean laborer of San Andres Village Corozal District. There were no physical marks or injuries on the body. The body now awaits a postmortem at the Northern Regional Hospital.”