Ecuador: French tourist dies in attempt to climb Chimborazo volcano

Posted on February 26, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Travel reported the French citizen Danielle Ruellan died Wednesday in the province of Chimborazo (centroandino) allegedly for health related causes, local media reported.

The deceased who have entered the country last February 12 was part of a tour group that sought to ascend to the Chimborazo volcano, which has a height of 6268 meters above sea level and is regarded as the highest in Ecuador.

Roberto Cayambe, Guamote prosecutor, said the economy would have tried to climb the volcano and once there “had apparently developed any symptoms, some discomfort in the head, we understand that issue up,” according to statements made by Teleamazonas .

Considering that background, the guides had suggested him back and returned to the hotel in Guamote, “where apparently worsened the box,” said the prosecutor.

The tourists arrived at the local hospital without vital signs so we proceeded to the autopsy of rigor, according collected the information portal.

Robinson Toapanta, police medical examiner, said the cause of death was cardiac arrest presumed by bronchopneumonia. He also said that “he did all kinds of embalming with formaldehyde to be extradited (sent back) to the outside, with all security measures,” according to statements published by the news media.


Repatriation of the body, the head of the Judicial Police in Chimborazo, Luis Moreno, said that is pending, and the case was brought to the attention of the Embassy of France, you have to do all documentation, supported by the National Bureau of Crimes Against Life, Violent Deaths, disappearances, Extortion and Kidnapping (Dinased).

Apparently the deceased was retired had cardio-respiratory problems and these have been the cause of death, police said. Read Article

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