After three days of research and the celebration of going to sea to return the body of the young Australian who disappeared after March 2, the body of Hugo Niel Ponce, the brave, was finally located on the coast of Aragon on the 17th.
The State Coordination of Civil Protection, the Captain of the Port of Puerto Ángel, Pochutla, the Secretary of the Navy-Navy of Mexico, life guards in the region, fishermen, neighbors and even a helicopter from the Government of the State collaborated in the search.
On Thursday, Fortis was swimming on the beach of San Agustinillo and was overwhelmed by the currents of the sea, the return of the current that pulled him to the sea and could no longer go out, disappearing among the waves.
Immediately, the life guards of Zipolite and Colotepec Civil Protection personnel began to look for the foreigners, but with little success.
Several groups of sailors have also been in the area for three days, and in addition, other support groups have searched for the victim along the beaches and in rocky areas, without success.
Finally, this Sunday afternoon, a boat parked the poor young man in front of Playa Aragón and he was rescued to be taken to the municipal cemetery and a legal autopsy was performed.
It is expected that in the next few hours Catharina Ponce, the mother of the 44-year-old deceased, will solemnly identify and claim the body, so that it can be taken to the country of origin and buried according to her religious beliefs.
To perform the ceremony
After pulling the sea, a 17-year-old boy of Australian nationality disappeared on March 2, residents of San Agustinillo, Tonameca, friends and relatives of the man, a ceremony was held next Saturday for the return of the body to the sea.
On the beach, where the misfortune had happened, candles were lit and prayers were said, that the encircling sea would have mercy and bring the remains of the unfortunate young man to the surface.
The accident happened on Thursday, the 2nd of March, when the victim was swimming, but was caught in the crossing of the river, whence, returning, he was dragged into the sea, so that he would not go ashore, and he was lost among the waves.
Day, life support efforts were kept at Zipolite and civil protection personnel were from the region, but the efforts were negative until this Sunday.