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Island resident Jose Adalberto Ventura found dead; no foul play suspected

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On Wednesday, February 14th, the lifeless body of a male person was found floating in the sea south of San Pedro Town. The deceased was identified as 43-year-old Jose Adalberto Ventura of the San Pablo Subdivision. The unfortunate incident labeled by police as sudden death is being investigated as ‘An Apparent Drowning’ as no foul play is suspected.
According to the police report, around 6PM the passersby noticed a motionless body floating in the sea, trapped around a wall of rocks. The San Pedro Police Station was notified, and officers were deployed to a beachfront area, where they observed and retrieved the motionless body floating face down in the water. Police say it was a Hispanic male dressed in an orange button t-shirt, light green short pants, and black and blue water shoes. The report noted minor scratches to the face and hands. These minor injuries are believed to be from a possible fall on a wall of rocks in the beachfront area. According to those who knew Ventura, they told police that he was a heavy drinker.
Ventura’s lifeless body was transported to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The body has been transported to the morgue, awaiting a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of death.

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