Amazon Ecuador: Group of tourists lost for more than week, found alive

Posted on October 13, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Tourist Missing (MACHINE TRANSLATED) reported – A group of tourists lost their way in the sector of the Verdeyacu river , in the Tena canton of Napo province, located in the Amazon of Ecuador . According to ECU 911 , people would have lost about 10 days. On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 10:45 am, the entity received the alert and began coordinating emergency care . Since that date, rescuers and members of the security forces conduct searches of people and a police helicopter overfly the area. According to the preliminary information, the group would find five people who were touring the Los Llanganates reserve , precisely in the Verdeyacu river sector. The place is usually visited as a tourist spot in the Amazonian province due to its lagoons , fauna , forests and other tributaries that converge in the rivers Pastaza and Napo . The ECU 911 noted that the bad weather in the area complicated the tasks of rescue and this Friday 13 were taken up with members of the Quijos Fire Department, National Police , Intervention and Rescue Group ( GIR ), the Group of Special Operations ( GOE) ) and a helicopter. The authorities have not made any mention of the nationality of the lost persons or their ages .


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