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Bodies Of Two Missing Young Men Recovered in Gorgona

Safety & SecurityThe sea gave up the dead bodies of two young men who were reported missing on Friday afternoon from the La Boquillas beach in Gorgona, after they were swept away by strong waves. At approximately 4:30 pm on Friday, friends of swimmers Eric Alberto García , 27, and Abdel Alonso Mendoza, 20, reported them missing when strong waves hit the Pacific coast of western Panama. After learning about what happened to the two young men, residents from Vacamonte and San Miguelito started a search together with units from the SINAPROC, police, fire department, and the residents of Gorgona.

At approximately 11:00 pm on Friday night (6 hours after his disappearance) the lifeless body of 27 year old Eric Alberto García, a resident of Vacamonte, Arraiján, was found near the beach in Malibu. At 11:00 am on Sunday morning the body of 20 year old Abdel Alonso Mendoza was found in an area known as Arena Negra.

Abdel, with his companions, arrived at Gorgona Beach from San Miguelito. According to his friends, both young men were threw themselves into the sea trying to rescue a drowning friend. Amid the heavy swell the young man managed to reach safety, but his teammates did not run with the same fate. (Siglo)

Editor's Comment: Man, that's sad. Attempted a rescue, and the two would be "life guards" drowned, while the "victim" made it back to the beach on his own.

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Bodies Of Two Missing Young Men Recovered in Gorgona
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, August 06 2012 @ 05:23 PM EDT

This is really sad. A dear friend of mine died this year in a rip tide accident. An other friend who tried to rescue him fortunately survived. This can happen anytime to anybody, I was at that beach too, it looked totally harmless. All we can do is keep telling these stories to our friends, making sure everybody knows how to react in this situation.