Personal of Argentine Naval Prefecture, Volunteer firemen, Municipal Urban Guard and the policeman from the Chubut town of SarmientoThey will resume this Monday the search for the four-year-old boy, suspended for “nocturnal” reasons, after his disappearance in Lake Musters, province of Chubut, when the boat in which he was traveling with his sister was swept away due to strong winds. .
“For reasons of nocturnal the tasks were suspended until tomorrow,” informed Télam Bruno Germillacdeputy commissioner of the Sarmiento police station, Chubut, according to whom this Sunday “there were no” developments during the search operation.
“All the institutions involved in the search for the minor Baruch Pacheco They continued today with the raking tasks, which so far have yielded negative results,” said a report from the search operation.
The search was extended this Sunday “from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with the participation of local residents collaborating with boats, ATVs, motorcycles and also joining with walking tours,” he added.
For these tasks, there is the coordinated work of the Argentine Naval Prefecture, Sarmiento Volunteer Firefighters, Municipal Urban Guard, and Chubut Police (Sarmiento District Commissioner, Rural Security Division, GEOP, and Investigations Division), he added.
are being used helicopters, drones Y quadricycles to continue the search.
The boy was traveling with his sister, identified as Moon Pacheco21, who was found dead on Saturday morning by personnel from the Naval Prefecture in Musters Lake.
The search began on Friday afternoon, when a search alert was issued to find the whereabouts of two people, from Comodoro Rivadavia, who were traveling in a rubber boat on Lake Musters and who had been dragged by the strong winds located in the area. .
The witnesses indicated to the authorities that both arrived at the west coast of the Lake (sector known as La Vuelta al Lago) and entered the water in a blue inflatable boat, with the intention of testing its operation.
According to official sources, along with the two boys, an adult woman was also traveling, who jumped out of the boat in order to prevent the strong winds from dragging the inflatable boat.
“The woman threw herself out of the boat holding a rope with the aim of swimming them out, but she almost lost her life by swallowing the lake water,” Germillac told Télam
“All the institutions involved in the search for the minor Baruch Pacheco continued today with the raking tasks, which so far have yielded negative results”.Report
“The adult person tried to carry the raft with a rope towards the coast, but he could not do it due to the strong winds,” said Darío Bahamonde, chief noncommissioned officer of the Sarmiento Volunteer Fire Department.
Deputy Commissioner Germillac added that the main difficulties in carrying out the search are the extension of the coast and the characteristics of the land where the rubber was found, because “it is an area of cliffs and where there are many stones that make it difficult to circulate foot”.
Meanwhile, Bahamonde pointed out that the raking area is muddy, due to the rains that occurred last week, “which makes it difficult to see where to search.”
“There are a lot of waves in the area, with waves that can rise up to two meters and that is a factor that can make it difficult to search inside the lake,” said Bahamonde.
Deputy Commissioner Germillac emphasized that the search process depends on the environment of the place.
“We have several records of finding bodies a year and a half later and we have also had quick finds like yesterday,” Germillac concluded.
Lake Musters is in the south of the province of Chubut, and, together with Lake Colhué Huapi, forms the terminal phase of the endorheic basin of the Senguerr River.
The raking, which will continue this Monday, is carried out from the southwest of the coast to the north, “where we have an extension of 20 kilometers of coastline,” said Bahamonde.