Search for missing tourist intensifies

Search for missing tourist intensifies
Search for missing tourist intensifies

Units of the Volunteer Fire Department of Santa Marta, in response to a request from District Mayor Carlos Pinedo Cuello, joined the rescue brigades of a tourist who has been missing for the past week while taking a bath in Quebrada Valencia, a tourist sector of the Troncal del Caribe, in the area of ​​the Guachaca district.

To date, there have been six days of intense searching for Santiago López Urrea, 27 years old, born and resident in Medellín, a biomedical engineer, who worked at the Clínica La Victoriana in the capital of Antioquia, who disappeared while he was at one of the waterfalls of the tributary enjoying the fall of water.

The fire brigade, which had been involved in the search from the beginning, reinforced its staff to intensify the search by land and water, as has been done until now.

Likewise, it made its digital media available to the public so that anyone who has knowledge can contact the institution at the following telephone numbers: 119, 4212818, 4318757 Cell phone: 3188763338 and email: [email protected].


“The Santa Marta Volunteer Fire Department, led by Captain Commander José Manuel Chahín Muñoz, has responded to the call of the District Mayor of Santa Marta, Dr. Carlos Pinedo Cuello, to carry out a search and rescue operation for a missing person in the Quebrada Valencia area,” the communication says in one of its sections.

He notes that the operation, which has been carried out continuously and with the utmost dedication, has had the coordination and support of the District Risk Management Office, Ogricc, the Red Cross and Civil Defense. These organizations have worked together and in coordination to maximize search efforts.

“The District Mayor and the relief agencies have shown deep concern and commitment to the situation, and we are using all available resources to find the missing person. The community of Santa Marta can be assured that we will continue with these efforts until we achieve our goal,” the document states.

Finally, the Santa Marta Volunteer Fire Department thanks all the volunteers and professionals who have participated in this operation, as well as the community for their support and patience during this process.

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