Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Tourist dies while snorkeling off Ambergris Caye #536074
04/29/19 05:23 AM
04/29/19 05:23 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 73,411
oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
An American tourist, identified as 67-year-old Lora Brook Peterson, died the morning of Sunday, April 28th, while snorkeling at Mexico Rocks Marine Reserve north of San Pedro Town. Peterson, who along with her family, was visiting from Wisconsin, USA, allegedly went into cardiac arrest, and despite being aided with prompt medical assistance, could not recover, and was declared dead around 11:25AM.

San Pedro police received information of an apparent drowning and visited Ambergris Hopes Clinic on Pescador Drive where they observed Peterson's lifeless body. They later found out that around 10:20AM, she had been snorkeling with other family members at Mexico Rocks Marine Reserve. Peterson reportedly passed out and was immediately assisted by 25-year-old tour guide Darryl Velasquez, who took her back to their boat and performed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR - on her. Afterwards, they sought the assistance of Rickilee Response and Rescue team (RRR). RRR transported Peterson to Ambergris Hopes Clinic, where Dr. Daniel Gonzalez also tried to resuscitate her. Dr. Gonzalez told The San Pedro Sun that the patient underwent cardiac arrest. He said they did everything they could to bring Peterson back from unconsciousness, but she never recovered.

Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun

Re: Tourist dies while snorkeling off Ambergris Caye [Re: Marty] #536078
04/29/19 05:46 AM
04/29/19 05:46 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,217
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
Diane Campbell  Offline
So sad to hear of this passing. Heartfelt condolences to Lora Peterson's family and friends.

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 175 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online4,377
Dec 15th, 2020 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1