In the rural area of Cimitarra, in Santander, the body of Juan Sebastián Castro, who participated in the Darien Raid Rally, which took place in the municipality, was found. The 30-year-old man disappeared on Saturday, September 9, in the middle of the competition.
The young man, who arrived from Bogotá with his Honda CRF 250 motorcycle and who participated in the number 27, disappeared between the town of La India and the bridge called “number 7”, where he last found next to a ravine.
According to the Secretary of the Government of Cimitarra, Ómar Esneider Galvis, after passing the bridge number 7. “The GPS signal is lost and the point of Santa Rosa, which is a reference, is lost, never reached.” Based on this, the organizers of the event offered a reward of two million to find out the location of the motorcyclist.
The announcement of the discovery of Castro’s body was made by Galvis, who indicated that “the pilot who sadly disappeared was found dead. “Everything is a matter of investigation, but apparently it was due to heat stroke,” he added. he thanked those who helped in the search and extended his condolences to the man’s family.
The event, whose beginning is the urban area of Cimitarra, covers 180 kilometers of all types of terrain. This year 30 motorcyclists and eight drivers of sports vehicles participated. The only one who did not reach the finish line was Juan Sebastián Castro, who would have participated in other editions of the event.