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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Four American tourists and a Costa Rican guide were killed in a weekend rafting accident in the Central American country, the authorities said Sunday. 19659005] Three rafts flipped on the Naranjo river Saturday around 3 pm og de fem ofrene blev transporteret bort efterstrøms, ifølge Judicial Investigation Department.
The department identified those who died as Ernesto Sierra, Jorge Caso, Sergio Lorenzo and Andres Dennis. It did not list hometowns for them. The local guide was Kevin Thompson Reid.
In total there were 1
4 tourists aboard the rafts and five guides.
Authorities said the river was swollen by rains and the National Emergency Commission maintained an alert in the area due to the possibility of flooding.
The Americans had arrived in Costa Rica on Oct. 18 and had been renting a house in Playa Hermosa de Jaco, according to the government.
The Red Cross said via Facebook that the rafts overturned near Liverpool de Quepos.
Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado expressed his dismay about the accident on Twitter.