Search underway in Monte Hermoso for missing 20-year-old who went into the sea


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Axel Malvar, a 20-year-old native of Bahía Blanca, went missing after entering the sea in Monte Hermoso, Buenos Aires. The incident occurred on a holiday Monday at 6:30 am. Malvar was at the beach with four friends when he entered the sea and was dragged by the current. Security cameras captured the event, and due to the rough waves and absence of lifeguards, no one was able to assist him at the time.

The search for Malvar is being led by Civil Defense personnel, lifeguards, police officers, firefighters from Bahía Blanca, and Naval Prefecture. However, the weather conditions are currently preventing the entry of boats and logistical means by the Prefecture. The search will continue with the first light of day on Tuesday, and boats and divers will be available for the operation.

The family of the missing young man is aware of the situation and is on their way to Monte Hermoso. The ordinary prosecutor’s office of Bahía Blanca has intervened in the case, describing it as a “Whereabouts investigation”. Unfortunately, this is not the first tragedy of its kind on the Argentine Coast this summer. There have been three other similar incidents, resulting in fatalities.

In addition to the incidents on the coast, the province has also recorded several drowning victims in rivers. The Mendoza River, in particular, has claimed the lives of five people this summer due to increased flow caused by the overloading of the Potrerillos dam. Other drowning incidents have occurred in canals and dams across the province.

Last Friday, the remains of a 14-year-old teenager who had fallen into the Mendoza River were found after intense search efforts. These incidents serve as a reminder of the dangers of water-related activities and the importance of safety measures. It is crucial for individuals to be aware of their surroundings and exercise caution when engaging in water activities to prevent such tragedies from occurring.

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