San Pablo Lake Ecuador: Two Bodies Recovered, bad weather may have been factor in deaths

Posted on May 31, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency

LAGO SAN PABLO ECUADOR – Bad weather may have contributed in victims being swept away. (machine translated) On May 29, in the province of Imbabura, the Special Operations Group (GOE) managed to find two bodies on Lake San Pablo. After several hours, the National Police group was able to locate the two victims of what they thought would be a day of fishing.

According to one resident of the sector, on Sunday three citizens were on the shore fishing. Bad weather caused these people to be swept away by the current of the lake. Only one could be rescued by the settler, who communicated with the aid system ECU 911.

The elements of the GOE arrived immediately to the place and began the search of the disappeared. Two dive groups plunged into the cold waters of Lake San Pablo but could not find them. The search was suspended for the next morning.


On Monday, the exploration of San Pablo came to an end. The uniformed men found a 15-year-old boy dead, this one was found 10 meters deep and 20 meters from the shore of the lake.

The second victim, a 21-year-old woman, was located at a depth of approximately 12 meters.

The prosecutor on duty was present for the pertinent legal proceedings while the National Bureau of Crimes Against Life, Violent Deaths, Disappearances, Extortion and Kidnapping (DINASED) carried out the levying of the bodies. Read Article

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