This Monday, a family from Santiago, who was on their last day of vacation in Lake Pellaifa in Coñaripesuffered a tragedy when the father of the family disappeared after falling into the water while doing a sporting activity.
The Navy of the Los Ríos region began search work early Tuesdayaccompanied by GOPE divers, who have not been able to find Nicky Rojas Salinas53 years old.
In conversation with ADN, the man’s daughter reported that the lake has a submerged forest, which complicates the search work, added to the depth of more than 100 meters that the body of water has.
Product of these complications underwater drones joinedthose who manage to dive deeper than the divers, but the extent of the site continues to complicate investigating the lake bed.
#panguipulli: GOPE police officers #The riversthis day began the search for an adult who disappeared yesterday afternoon in the waters of Lake #Pellaifa, when he practiced water sports. They also participate in tracking tasks @Armada_Chile y #Firefighters. pic.twitter.com/LjWmASIQU9
— Los Ríos Region Police (@CarabLosRios) January 24, 2023
call for help
The family makes a desperate appeal to private have drones capable of helping with the investigation, since otherwise a finding in the short term seems unlikely.
The father suffered the accident while doing aquatic activities with one of his daughters, who was in danger of drowning, but was rescued in time by a tourist boat that was circulating nearby.