Bodies of four people drowned in the Ameca River recovered

The fourth body of a group of people that crashed their vehicle into the Ameca River on Friday was recovered, reported the State Civil Protection Unit and Firemen through a statement.

Last Friday, the UEPCB received a search and rescue call for four people who had been dragged along the Ameca River when they tried to cross it despite flooding in a vehicle from the town of El Rosario, in Nayarit, just on the border with Jalisco, between Amatlán de Cañas and San Sebastián del Oeste.

They were elements of the Talpa de Allende Regional Command who, upon reaching the point, met with municipal authorities, who informed them that they had already located three of the occupants of the towed vehicle a few meters away from the site. However, they pointed out that there was still a person missing and they started the search tasks.

From Friday the elements tracked along 15 kilometers on the river bed, from the community of El Mezquite to the town of Santa Cruz de Comatlán, in Nayarit, and to the Cofradía, in Jalisco.

Around 15:40 hours on Sunday, UEPCB elements, still coordinated with the municipalities, found the body of the last missing person in Comatlán , Nayarit , in the direction of San Sebastián del Oeste.  The final victim was Aurelio, 66 years old.

During the rescue, they worked in coordination with public security and prosecutors from Nayarit and 40 volunteers from the community of Amatlán de Cañas.

The other three people who drowned were Edilia, 55; Carlos, 7 years old; and Carlos Alberto, 33 years old. “The State Unit for Civil Protection and Firefighters Jalisco reminds the population that during the rainy season do not try to cross rivers or streams because they can be washed away by the current.”