A 73-year-old man drowned while bathing on a beach in the town of Punta Lara, Ensenada district. They are investigating whether he suffered cardiac arrest. The dramatic episode occurred this Sunday morning at Parador No. 5.
The man, Roberto Bereche – a native of La Paternal – was bathing in the river with the water up to his knees. His relatives, who were with him, said that he unexpectedly fell into the water.
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After a call to 911, members of the Ensenada second police station went to the scene and found him lying on the beach, while a group of people assisted him with CPR maneuvers.
A SAME ambulance went to the scene and took the victim to the hospital. (Photo: courtesy Qué Digital)
The police notified SAME, which went to the area and then rushed him to the Punta Lara Hospital. However, doctors could not do anything to save his life and confirmed his death, according to El Día.
The case is being handled by the La Plata Prosecutor's Office 3 in turn, headed by Gonzalo Petit. The investigation was classified as “investigation of cause of death.”
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The police personnel went to the scene after being alerted by the Volunteer Firefighters, who had come to rescue Juan José Sarries, but when they managed to get him out he was already dead.
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The Secretary of Security revealed that there are security recordings where the man is observed at the moment he removed a fence and moved forward with his white Volkswagen Fox, despite the intense storm, and stalled.
The authorities are carrying out the investigations and the body was also taken to the morgue to perform an autopsy. The case was classified as “wrongful homicide” and was handled by Dr. Karina Santolin, from the Functional Instruction and Trial Unit No. 8.