Ecuador: Students and adults reported missing near Malqui Machay ruins, found safe

Posted on October 31, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency / Wilson Pinto
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Ambato –

The warning voice that eighteen people, fourteen students and four adults had gone missing, was given by a family mother after not knowing the whereabouts of her son when they went on an excursion to the ruins of Malqui Machay, between the limits of La Maná and Sigchos, province of Cotopaxi.

The missing people had left this Sunday morning, so at about 03:00 this Monday decided to give notice through the local center of the ECU 911 Babahoyo, which in turn coordinated the information with the area of Ambato.

Once the details were given, the rescue work was coordinated with the Fire Department of La Maná and the Special Operations Group (GOE) of the National Police of Quevedo, which deployed rescue units and personnel to carry out the operations. tasks to find the whereabouts of the lost.


After the tracking tasks, the location of the missing persons was achieved, among them the students of around sixteen years of age, in the area known as Churo de Amanta, Chugchilán parish of the Sigchos canton.

According to National Police personnel, those rescued are from the La Maná canton and were found in stable health conditions; however, they were mobilized by the rescuers of the institutions articulated to the ECU 911 and the Pucayacu Health Center for their medical assessment and later to be delivered to their parents in safe conditions.

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