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riderz wrote:Folks the news article is incorrect.
I was there as part of the S&R. Up to 6pm some had not come out but the emerged at 8pm or sometime there after.
We took a nex hr getting the manifest corrected and accounting for everybody by name. Two were missing and searches are continuing as I am typing this now.
We are still hopeful.
As for the safety harnesses etc, both were wearing a harness, one had on a life jacket. The one with the jacket fell in and pulled the other one as they were tied together.
People stop jumping to conclusions and use that energy to pray for the missing and their families.
soundboy101 wrote:@ pioneer and larafan, all those stupid comments you all made, just goes to show the state of our society, with little or no information all yuh saying, they deserve what they get, they stupid, man all yuh have to be the most senseless, incensitive, cold hearted people around, The couple was trying to get to higher ground, they wasnt crossing the river, and they had their safety gear on, but one slipped and fell in, up to news time the girl is still missing they only found the body of the boy, i hope and pray they find her safely, if not, i hope and pray her family makes it through this ordeal easily
NST wrote:larafan, pioneer do you guys always have to insert some jackass smart aleck post in to everything?..here we have 2 people with bright futures ahead of them dead and all you can talk about is people being stupid for going on a hike in bad weather...is not necessarily stupidity but inexperience, don't confuse the two. Agreed the organisers and the gude should be held accountable..but the dead can't defend themselves...
pioneer wrote:Apparently most hikes are during the rainy season for some reason...i rememeber years ago we went salybia and we were up to your knees in mud along de trail
pioneer wrote:yeah i heard it once...then u see logs n debris being washed away...scary as hell
they coulda wait and call for help...i sure dey had supplies to make it tru the nite
and not like our forests have bears and tigers that will kill u
ok buts snakes n spiders...aggghhh
Good morning to all Alumni members. As you know; a hike was scheduled to Guanapo Waterfalls yesterday morning - Sunday 13th July. A total of 78 people (not including the hike leaders) ventured into the forest.
The hike started off well - beautiful sunny weather which was perfect for hiking. Upon arrival at the waterfall itself (some 4 hours later); sudden heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in the area. This confusion resulted in the group being split into two smaller groups. One group ended up with all of the hike leaders while the other group was forced to fend for themselves.
The group without hike leaders were stranded for approximately 2 hours before hike leaders located us at around 6.15pm. When we were found, we proceeded to hike back to the starting point despite being surrounded by total darkness. Search and rescue eventually found us at approximately 9.00pm and they assisted us out of the forest. A head count was done.
Two people were swept away in the waters. This morning, reports confirm that the body of the young man was recovered. They are still trying to locate the body of the young lady. Please note that these two persons were not members of the Trinidad Chapter. All of our members are alive and well.
Thank GOD that our lives were spared and that we got out in one piece. It is very unfortunate that such a fantastic hike was marred by this tragedy.
I will keep you all posted as I get information.
Have a great day and GOD Bless!
pioneer wrote:However, in a statement to the Express yesterday, former meteorologist Robin Maharaj questioned why a mountain hike was planned during July, one of the country's rainiest months for the year, in the first place.
This is my question too?
And...how could people jus be "swept" away by a river?
They didn't see it and walked into it?