Incessant search for 5 children and a young man disappeared in the Magdalena River

The municipality of Magangué on the banks of the Magdalena River did not sleep.

Authorities and The community maintains the incessant search for the five children and one adult who have been missing since last Sunday night, after two boats collided.

The children they are looking for today desperately an entire municipality
are Carolina Castro Muñoz, 4 years old; Yomadis Castro Muñoz, 8; Solangie Guzmán Retamoza, 10; Dioselin Muñoz Guerra, 10; and Marcela Muñoz Guerra, 13. The five minors are members of the same family. In addition to the children, 23-year-old Vinson Barranco is missing.

Tragedy in the same family

Nelviz Gutiérrez, mother of Vinson Barranco, recounted that they were returning to their town on the Magdalena River but in the dark of the night they did not see the other boat. The woman said that the fury of the water dragged her several meters while hearing people’s cries for help.

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However, 12 of the 18 passengers managed to swim to shore. But the fury of the river and the darkness of the night swallowed the 5 children of the Muñoz family and Barranco, who lives in Barranquilla, and had come to Magangué to visit his mother.

“The activities of Search and rescue are concentrated from kilometer 0 to kilometer 8, linking three vessels of the municipal administration in which the Civil Defense and the Red Cross are transported, in addition to the support of 14 canoes belonging to fishermen in the region. ”, reported the National Navy.

There are two fishermen captured

A few hours after the accident, and already with daylight, the authorities located two fishermen, hidden in a house in the district of Tolú, who apparently were the crew of the shipper identified as ‘El Cipriano, who loaded with provisions , was involved in the collision on the night of Sunday, February 6.

The two fishermen were captured
and are identified as responsible for the crash against the boat carrying 18 people traveling between the corregimientos of San Sebastián del Coyonal and Buena Vista, municipality of Magangué.

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“With the use of slings and artisanal means used by the fishermen of the region, it was possible to find the place where the boat of n was sunk. name ‘La Niña Natalia’, where people were travelling”, assured the National Navy.

With the support of fishermen from the sector, it was possible to refloat the boat ‘La Niña Natalia’, during the maneuver no bodies were found On board the boat, there was the hypothesis of the presence of bodies trapped in its tent, which was dragged by the current of the Magdalena River”, underline sources from the National Navy.

The boat was towed to the San Sebastián de Buenavista sector, where it was placed at the disposal of the National Police.

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