Montanita Ecuador: Three Tourists Drown in riptideS, alleged no lifeguards on duty

Posted on July 21, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, TRAVEL reported that in the midst of a period of waves which ends today and the absence of lifeguards in the respective towers, at least 11 swimmers were swept away by the sea and 3 of them died drowned in the Montanita municipality last Saturday afternoon.

Washington Méndez, police officer of this town located in the North of the canton Santa Elena, province of the same name, said when he crossed along the beach he observed that alarmed people requesting help, had so it asked support to the Ecu-911.

He said that about 11 swimmers were drowning. Of them, 8 managed to get out alive, while in a boat were rescued 2 inert bodies and that of a woman, who even with vital signs was transferred to the hospital of Manglaralto, where he died soon after, he added… Read Article


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