The consulate general of Spain in Quito has begun the process for the repatriation of the body of Manuel Tundidor Cabral, the young man from Cádiz dragged by the current of the river last Friday, when he was on a trip with his friends in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Foreign sources have explained that the deputy consul, Ignacio García Lumbreras, moved last Monday to the scene of the events to support the family of the young student of Nursing, whom he has accompanied in the identification of the corpse.
After four days of searching, the body of the Spanish university student was sighted on Tuesday from a police helicopter and recovered from the water by firefighters and the Ecuadorian police in a channel near the Napo river.
Later, he was transferred to the morgue in the city of Tena so that criminalistics and the Prosecutor's Office could proceed to a definitive identification and removal of the body.
Tundidor Cabral, a student at the Faculty of Health Sciences of Ceuta, had come to Ecuador to practice nursing at a university in the neighboring city of Puyo before graduating.
On Friday he went on a field trip with the group and with a companion he jumped into the waters of the Blue Lagoon, where he was dragged by the current.
His friend Jaime Argudo was thrown aside by the river and could be saved.
In the search operation, Red Cross troops, volunteers from different institutions, tourist kayakers who know the area thoroughly, and agents of several police bodies participated.
Among them the Special Operations Group (GOE), the Intervention and Rescue Group, the National Directorate of Crimes against Life, Violent Deaths, Disappearances, Extortion and Kidnapping (Dinased) and the Anti-Narcotics Mobile Special Group (GEMA), according to Vásquez .