Guayaquil, Ecuador: Nine People Rescued in Bridge Collapse

Posted on October 13, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador

Nine people were rescued from the Santay Island Bridge reported -the Guayaquil Fire Department rescued nine people who were on the bridge between Guayaquil and Santay Island, minutes after a boat collapsed part of the structure.

The pedestrians, two of them minors, could not leave the bridge. The rescue team helped them down through harnesses to a ship that moved them to the dock. No casualties were reported for this incident.


On the Guayaquil side, the governor of the Guayas province, José Francisco Cevallos, was waiting for them. “We are very happy to be able to receive them safely,” said Cevallos. In addition, he emphasized the teamwork of the different rescue institutions, such as the Police, the Fire Department, the Navy, the Secretariat of Risk Management and the Zonal Center ECU911 Samborondón, to attend the emergency.

A helicopter of the National Police flew over the site to verify the damage and potential victims. The boat that caused the damage was also stopped. Its ten crew members are under investigation. Read Article

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