SPHS student Angel Navidad recovering after attack
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
A San Pedro High School (SPHS) student and member of the school’s champion male softball team, Angel Jose Navidad is recovering in a hospital in Belize City after being attacked on Saturday March 11th. Navidad was on his way home when he reportedly received a severe blow to his head by his attacker. He was then taken to Belize City where he has been under observation.
Allegedly, Navidad’s attacker is a minor and former SPHS student. As of press time, no official report has been made to the Sa Pedro Police Department as family members are tending to Navidad while he recovers in hospital.
Navidad was part of the 2017 Softball Northern Regional Championship team: the SPHS males who won during the tournament on Saturday, March 11th. He was also recognized as the tournament’s Batting Champion. Many of his friends and team-mates stated that his input was very valuable in the team’s great achievement, and thus his attack came as a shock.
Initially it was reported that Navidad’s state was critical and a surgery was to take place. However, after being examined by doctors in Belize City, surgery was ruled out. Navidad was closely monitored and according to the latest update, his recovery has been swift. According to a social media post from his family, within 24 hours of the attack, he was already conscious and talking. “I am happy to report that Angel Jose Navidad is doing much better. We had long conversations and everything looks great.”
The doctors will continue to monitor his progress and will perform more tests as needed. The family and the entire softball community would like to express their sincere gratitude for the overwhelming support for Angel Jose Navidad.
The San Pedro Sun will continue updating on his recovery.