Baños, Ecuador: Kayaking Guides Find Body of German Tourist in Pastaza River

Posted on August 16, 2011 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Travel, Police/Military Activity, TRAVEL

According to a group of 20 tourists on a kayaking trip with the Adventure Ecuadorland agency found the body of the German tourist, Jonathan Simon, 21 who was carried away by the Pastaza River while trying to cross the dangerous waters near the waterfall El Pailon del Diablo. The three guides of the group say around 10 a.m. the body was found along the bank of the river. Authorities say low rainfall made the river drop about a meter in height making it easier to find the body of the young man, which was about 20 kilometers from where he disappeared. Police caution tourists traveling to Baños to use guides specialized in the area of activity they are planning. Simon was transferred to a local morgue where a delegate arrived to transfer his body to Quito in order to start the trip back to Germany.Read Article

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