Ambato Ecuador (Central Sierra) 18 people missing so far in June, while hiking, visiting remote areas

Posted on June 16, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Ecuador Travel

18 people reported missing in last two weeks – increased calls to 911 calling for help reported Tungurahua authorities could find alive 8 of the 10 people who had strayed into the area near Mula Corral, Tiliví Chico community in the parish Pasa, near Ambato. Staff Special Operations Group (GOE) of the National Police and firefighters began crawling from midnight Wednesday. Not cautious alert hikers in the Sierra center The continued loss of people in natural areas of the provinces of the central Sierra lit alerts security agencies. In the last two weeks, according to reports received by the ECU 911, 18 people have been reported missing in natural areas. In all three cases involved people who were admitted for tourism to inhospitable regions, but because of bad weather suffered drawbacks that forced the intervention of rescue groups Police, Fire, Municipality, among others.

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Saturday night June 11, two men and two women, aged between 18 and 20 years, were lost in the sector Pilishurco, considered one of the highest points in Ambato. The cold weather complications disoriented and hikers. Fire Department personnel, Red Cross, National Police and Municipal Services site entered this past 20:00 and you rescued. “They were about to perish from hypothermia and were saved by a miracle. We ask hikers who do not enter uninhabited areas without the necessary equipment such as tent, compass, reverberatory, portable radio, cellular and advice of a guide or someone who knows the area well, “advised Colonel Marco Sanchez, head of EP Fire Department Ambato. On June 11, in the Illinizas Natural Reserve in Cotopaxi, four women were missing for hours and were found just in time. READ ARTICLE

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