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There are 28 victims of drowning in Santa Cruz

There are 28 victims of drowning in Santa Cruz

June 7, 2023, 10:20 PM

June 7, 2023, 10:20 PM

First responders from the Risk Management Directorate, belonging to the Santa Cruz Governor’s Office, recovered two male bodies, who died by drowning in different rivers of the department of Santa Cruz.

one of the victims drowned in the Rio Grande, near Puerto Benegas, from the municipality of Okinawa One. The second, in Río Blanco, municipality of San Javier. Both were of legal age.

The departmental secretary of Citizen Security, Paola Weber, reported this Wednesday that the body of the man who died in the municipality of Okinawa Uno, was found on Tuesday, after three days of intense searching.

The young man was 25 years old; the day of the tragic event he was fishing and did not have a life jacket or any other safety measure.

In the case of the subject who perished in the Blanco Riverthe authority stated that the victim was 24 years old and that his death occurred when he tried to cross the waters, but was swept away by strong currents.

reported missing, a three-day search was carried out with the Funsar de Concepción; the body was recovered and handed over to units of the Special Force to Fight Crime (Felcc).

Moment of the rescue of one of the drowned bodies

Weber noted that, with the last two bodies recovered, in the first half of 2023 There are already 28 people reported as drowned in the department, a figure close to that of last year, which was 31 deaths.

On the other hand, the Secretary of Citizen Security said that received a missing person report in the town of Bermejo, in the Samaipata municipality, who would have gone out to work in his farm along with other people.

“Currently our rescue team has been searching since yesterday (Tuesday) for a young man in the town of Bermejo, municipality of Samaipata, who went out to work in his farm and disappeared in the bush. We are carrying out the search with personnel from the Sub-government and community members of the place to be able to find the young man and we hope to find him alive ”, he asserted.

recommended to people who take your precautions and call 800-148139 in case of any emergency.

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