A rafting accident on Saturday due to a swollen river in Costa Rica has left four US tourists dead and one local tourist missing. According to Alexander Morales of the Red Cross, “Fourteen tourists and three guides on board three rafts, and a kayaker were on the Naranjito River in Quepos, Puntarenas when the accident occurred.” Daniel Calderon, General Director of the Public Police Force, reported the Red Cross rescuers resumed the search for the missing tourist on Sunday.
Water sports are becoming dangerous during this time of year, as the country is in their wet season. A total of ten tourists have been rescued from water sport related accidents. The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, has asked authorities to give their support to the victim’s families.