BREAKING: Enterprising Belizean businessman drowns on family trip to Les Cayes



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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2022. 8:28 p.m. CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: An enterprising Belize District businessman drowned late tonight while on a family trip to Les Cayes.

Breaking Belize News (BBN) has confirmed that the victim is Ben Betancourt, a businessman residing in Ladyville.

Betancourt was on a family trip to Les Cayes when the incident happened. A number of extended family members witnessed the drowning and are currently in shock.

Ben Betancourt was a well-known figure in Ladyville and tourism circles. He owned Triple J Construction and was also a tour guide. Condolences have already started pouring in for the popular businessman.

“Ben Betancourt is a shock for us… Very positive guy” wrote a friend of the family on social networks.

“You lived a full life, you made sure every second was worth something… Our hearts are hurting and we feel broken. The only consolation is that you were doing what you loved most while having a good time with our family. You will always be missed my sweet uncle. RIP Uncle Ben,” his niece wrote.

BBN joins family and friends in mourning the loss of this enterprising Belizean.

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