This Thursday, June 24, they discovered two scuba bottles that represent a key finding in the research that revolves around Thomas Gimeno. The oxygen cylinders of the father of Anna and Olivia they are key to knowing how he committed suicide. Depending on the gas they had inside could have died from hyperoxia or narcosis. The plan of the killer of the girls would be to propel himself in the water, descend as far as possible and with the belt avoid going ashore, analyzed from ‘The Ana Rosa Program‘.
“It is believed that he could not go down more than 20 or 30 meters, but it is true that the plumb line of the belt did help him to go down faster, it is believed that he did not have enough courage; try to commit suicide by drowning and without anything you have to have a lot of courage … it is believed that he did it to not have that reaction capacity to be able to go up “, says Antonio Herrero, a journalist for Good Afternoon Canaries in the aforementioned Telecinco program.
“The finding is fundamental, the possibility that he had thrown the girls and left the island has always hung by a thread, the finding takes away a lot of credibility to this”, Add.
The ‘Ángeles Alvariño’, close to turning a month since the search began
The oceanographic vessel ‘Ángeles Alvariño’ It is only three days away from completing a month since it began the work of search for Anna, Olivia and Tomás Gimeno in the waters of Tenerife, thirty days in which he has achieved what many consider a “miracle”, such as the discovery of the oldest of the girls at a depth of 1,000 meters.
The possibility that this ship joined the search device occurred for the first time on May 17, twenty days after the disappearance of the girls and their father. It was the general director of the Civil Guard, María Gámez, who announced that they were in talks with the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) to be able to have their tracking means.
In this sense, the ‘Ángeles Alvariño’ featured a side scan sonar, a device that uses the propagation of sound underwater to obtain digital images of the surface of the seabed, and the ROV robot Liropus 2000, capable of recovering objects in the sea up to 2,000 meters deep; two technological elements used for the first time for the search of people and that have turned out to be vital in the course of the investigation.
Finally, The ship left the port of Vigo, bound for Tenerife, on May 23. After making a stopover in the bay of Cádiz, he finally arrived on the island six days later, on Saturday 29, making the first sweeps of the seabed to try to find any clue about the whereabouts of the girls and their father on Monday 31.
The search area It ranged from the Marina Deportiva, where Tomás Gimeno had his boat docked, to the coast of Añaza, always following the tracking of the mobile phone of Anna and Olivia’s father; a wide area where depths greater than 1,000 meters are reached and with great difficulty due to the orography of the islands’ seabed.
Despite everything, when a little more than a week of the tracking work was completed, the ‘Ángeles Alvariño’ works for the first time what was believed impossible. Find a duvet cover and scuba tank that turned out to be the property of Thomas Gimeno, as confirmed then by the general director of the Civil Guard. Two days later he achieves what many believed to be a “miracle”; find at 1,000 meters depth, about three miles from the coast, the lifeless body of Olivia, six years old.
Since then, ship of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) has extended their stay on the island up to three times, thanks to the efforts made by the Government Delegation in the Canary Islands and the pleas of Beatriz, the girls’ mother, who obtained the answer from President Pedro Sánchez himself, who put all the ministries of the Government at your disposal.
Despite suffering two breakdowns and several technical stops, the oceanographic vessel continue this Saturday searching the seabed trying to find Anna and Tomás, especially after finding this week at 1,500 meters deep, about five miles from the coast, two small oxygen bottles, also owned by Tomás Gimeno, which according to the hypotheses managed by the Civil Guard could be used to remove the lifetime.
While the ‘Ángeles Alvariño’ continues to develop his work, The Civil Guard tries to find other technological means that can replace the ship once it resumes the work of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, as can be a submarine. In fact, the Cabildo de Tenerife has already proposed using the private submarine ‘Piscis VI’, which is the one with the greatest depth capable of descending in the world, reaching 2,180 meters, and which was installed on the island last February. .