Varadero – After a week of continuous search using various means and forces, they found the lifeless body of Alfredo Alejandro Diaz Aleman, the young man who had disappeared at sea since last Friday, November 26.
According to information provided by Lt. Col. Williams Gonzalez Hernandez, chief of civil defense for the Matanzas Military District, the body was at a depth of 33 meters at approximately 11 a.m. this Friday, at a point near Villa Caleta, on Cali 30, in the resort of Matanzas. .
A group of fishermen and divers confirmed their discovery on a sports boat, in addition to the rescue work. Immediately the corpse was transferred to the forensic medicine department for the corresponding treatments.
Young Diaz Alemán, 22, a resident of the town of Santa Marta in the municipality of Cárdenas, left his home that day, in the morning, and was informed by the family after not coming to his home in the afternoon. .
Without any company, the boy jumped into the sea to practice apnea in the waters near the old Oasis Hotel, at the exit of the Paso Maso Canal, on the Hicacos Peninsula, an exercise he regularly practiced, according to his father, Yuri Díaz Montenegro..
The search was organized by a multidisciplinary working group created for this purpose, in which forces from the Ministry of the Interior, rescue personnel from the Red Cross, firefighters, criminal and forensic medicine and specialists from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment participated. environment, as well as companies and other institutions.
Diaz Montenegro admitted two days ago that “everything was done” as a token of gratitude for the help provided by the authorities and people who tried to provide support in some way.
Experts draw attention to the high risks of freediving or scuba diving, an extreme sport that requires a lot of caution and help from others.
Although the ending was unfortunately not what was desired, the family has at least the solace of getting his body back after more than 150 hours of intense searching and exhausting effort. A painful experience that frightens the family and leaves more than one lesson.