Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019. 9:07 am CST.
By BBN Staff: The Belize Coast Guard regrets the death of Brigel Teck of Libertad Village, Corozal.
The Belize Coast guard informs that Brigel Teck had applied for enlistment into the Coast Guard and was accepted to sit the recruiting exam on July 27, 2019.
Teck collapsed after completing the swimming test.
He was immediately rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City by the Coast Guard ambulance.
It is suspected that he suffered a heart attack.
The Coast Guard medic performed CPR on Teck throughout, however, they were unable to resuscitate him and he was pronounced dead on arrival.
It is important to note that the Belize Coast Guard requires all applicants to undergo a medical screening during the recruiting drive and to declare any previous medical conditions prior to commencement of training.
“This is a very unfortunate situation, and as with any major incident, the Coast Guard is conducting an internal investigation to exam systems and procedures to determine whether there were any breeches or shortcoming,” a statement from the Coast Guard expressed.
The Belize Police Department has been notified of the incident.
The family has also been notified of this very unfortunate incident.
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