The deceased always went out fishing, and returned around 11:00 am, but when he did not arrive and spent the afternoon hours, he was searched for.
Hector Carballo, 65 years old became the first submersion victim this new year, in the province of Colon.
The victim went out at about 4:00 am, on Saturday, to fish in Gatun Lake from the community of Escobal, but it was not until the afternoon that his relatives became concerned because he had not arrived home, so they notified the authorities.
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During the search they managed to locate the boat where had left the dock and then they found his body, near an island, in the afternoon hours of Saturday.
His body was transferred to Escobal, where the body was lifted and transferred to the morgue in the city of Colón.
The deceased always went out fishing, and returned around 11:00 am, but not arriving and spending the afternoon hours, reason for his search.
It is presumed that he felt some discomfort, causing Mr. Carballo to fall into the water, drowning.