Police investigating the deaths of four Americans in Costa Rica are focusing on the tour company that took them on a rafting trip that cost them their lives. Some passengers were rescued, but the four men and the guide were pushed downstream, the station said. The Americans were killed, along with their Costa Rican tour guide.
According to the Associated Press, the men who died were identified by Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Department as Ernesto Sierra, Jorge Caso, Sergio Lorenzo and Andres Dennis. The local guide was Kevin Thompson Reid. Thirteen people survived by holding on to the overturned rafts but five were pulled farther down the river.
Officials say rains had swollen the Naranjo River, making water sports more risky and increasing the possibility of flooding.
Rafting is hugely popular with tourists in Costa Rica, which is now in its wet season, causing waterways to flood.Читайте также: World's longest sea-crossing bridge to open this week
'Fourteen tourists and three guides on board three rafts, and a kayaker, were on the Naranjito river in Quepos, Puntarenas when the accident occurred, ' Alexander Morales of the Red Cross told AFP.
According to a GoFundMe page set up by the survivors - some of whom have been friends since high school - the group arrived in Costa Rica on 18 October to celebrate the upcoming marriage of Luis Beltran, whose brother died in the accident.
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