Memorial service was held today, Friday, 17 October 2014, for Eric “Bird” Garcia who went missing on Monday, October 13, 2014, at sea after a capsizing incident by the reef led to his disappearance.
Rescue efforts turned into a body recovery mission after the local authorities, the Belize Coast Guard and friends were not able to find Eric alive. Today, family, friends and colleagues bid farewell to a once bright and happy young man who was unfortunately taken away from our island community. The service was held on location where Eric's canoe capsized by the channel of the Tres Coco's Area on the reef.
Ocean Tide Beach Resort and the Garcia Family extend thanks to all who have helped during their difficult time, including Mr. Patojo & his divers, The Belize Coast Guard for being there all the time during searches, Ramon’s Village Dive Shop, Elito Arceo and his Seaduced team, Billy Phillip Leslie and TUFF-E-NUFF Boys, Sandy Leslie and Searious Adventures crew, Jackie Gonzalez and her family and all the family and friends for their support. Rest in Peace Eric; Fly Free "BIRD".