Army searches for soldier who disappeared in the San Juan River in Nariño

Army searches for soldier who disappeared in the San Juan River in Nariño
Army searches for soldier who disappeared in the San Juan River in Nariño

The National Army reported that on May 15, while carrying out operations related to their institutional mission, the troops of Mechanized Group number three, General José María Cabal, lost one of their men when they were crossing a river and the soldier lost his balance.

“In events that are the subject of investigation, on May 15, in the general area of ​​the Numbí village, in the municipality of Cumbal, Nariño, troops of the Mechanized Cavalry Group No. 3 José María Cabal, members of the Twenty-Third Brigade, reported that in the development of a military operation to safeguard the security of the population, The professional soldier Jaime Caicedo Correa was swept away by the strong current of the San Juan River, when he was trying to cross the tributary,” explains the official statement issued by the Twenty-Third Brigade.

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The information provided by the military unit indicates that, Since the incident occurred, search operations began with the support of relief entities and the community of the area in addition to the participation of Army helicopters, but so far it has not been possible to locate the missing soldier.

“Search actions continue in the area and have intensified to find his whereabouts. Likewise, it has been coordinated with the Ecuadorian Army, within the framework of this humanitarian operation, to reinforce the search in sectors of the tributary shared with the border of the neighboring country,” they announced from the Military Unit.

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Likewise, it was reported that the situation has been made known to the soldier’s relatives, who, in addition, are being provided with the respective psychosocial support and the support of the members of the battalion and the Brigade who remain close to the family in these difficult times.

“The Command of the Twenty-Third Brigade thanks the surrounding communities, who have joined the search for our soldier and reiterates once again the call to the population to contribute by providing any information that leads to finding him,” concludes the official communication from the Brigade. 2. 3.

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