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Colombian drowns in Mexico while trying to reach the United States

The family of Nicolas Galindo started a collection to be able to bring back the lifeless body of this Colombian.

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Nicolas Galindo, a 25-year-old man from Bogotá, drowned while swimming in the United States. He was the father of a 4-year-old boy and was pursuing the “American Dream” to provide better opportunities for his son and family.

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However, when crossing Mexico’s border with the United StatesHe drowned in the Rio Grande. According to the report of Millenio Media, this incident happened on the morning of November 4. Two Colombian men were at the edge of the stream and one of them, Nicolas Galindo, fell and was struck by the current.

The state police in Reynosa answered a call for help to rescue the young Colombian. Then, the protocol was activated to notify other aid corporations and launch a search. The Civil Protection Corporation was responsible for the search and search of the dead body.

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The young man from Bogota lived in the city of Bosa. According to those who knew him, he was a talented tattoo artist. In fact, due to the fact that his works were demanding, he wanted to look for a better future for his family.

He collected money through his work to travel to Mexico City, where, with the help of a man, he would cross the border into the United States. He had traveled on 25 October. He worked in the capital of Mexico and saved money.

On 1 November he decided to travel to the city of Monterrey. In Reynosa, he and his teammates decided to cross the Rio Grande. As it was known, Nicholas was the only one who decided to swim in the river, so, halfway through, they stopped looking at him.

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After the body was found, he contacted the family members. Added to the above was the fact that the repatriation and meeting of Nicolas Galindo’s body cost 25 million Colombian pesos.

On social networks, one of his relatives shared a message to begin the collection for Nicholas’ repatriation and subsequent burial: “To all our relatives, close friends and angels who want to help us get his body back And want to give him a Christian burial. His whole family”.

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