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Report ID# 4030

  • Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
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Accident Description

 Diario Futrono, CHILE

BREAKING: Body was rescued by his companions Peruvian tourist died in accident kayaking on the river Nilahue Lago Ranco

By Diario Lago Ranco, November 13, 2014

A Peruvian tourist 35 years old, identified as Juan Antonio de Ugarte, died in Rio de Lago Ranco Nilahue after suffering an accident when descending the Saltos waterfall Nilahue. The incident occurred this past noon, while the tourist was practicing this sport with 4 Spanish and 4 Americans, all with experience in this discipline. The group met every year and this time, had visited Pucon and Osorno; last night they stayed at Lago Ranco and this morning went to the town of Riñinahue to access the waterfall.

RESCUE The hypothesis is that handled the cascade have fallen about 7 meters high, being thrown by the current to the rocks that abound in the place. After a while, the same course left to see the body of a Peruvian citizen, from where he was rescued by his friends. Despite the 20 minutes that police, paramedics tried to revive him and fire, no fruits, declaring his death at 14:10 pm this afternoon. To place officials attended the post of Riñinahue, volunteers from the Fourth Fire Company by the Deputy Commander Carlos Cifuentes and Police Detention Center of Riñinahue,

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