A 20-year-old young man has been intensively searched since Monday morning, when he went into the sea with his friends in the seaside resort of Monte Hermoso and did not come out again.
The victim was identified as Axel Malvar, a young man who was working in Monte Hermoso and who had gone to the beach with four friends during the early hours of the morning. After 6:30 he decided to go into the sea with one of them, when there were no lifeguards present and the waves were very complicated.
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The sequence was recorded on the security cameras that are located on the downtown slope, where the incident occurred. The film material would have been key to verifying that Malvar entered the sea, but he could not get out.
When the friends who were on the beach saw that they could not leave, they quickly went to the police and an emergency operation was carried out to find the 20-year-old young man, but the search was unsuccessful.
In the afternoon, a special search was carried out that included Civil Defense personnel, Lifeguards, Police officers, firefighters from Bahía Blanca and Naval Prefecture, but there were no positive results either.
The young man's family, originally from Bahía Blanca, was alerted by the situation on Monday morning and quickly moved to Monte Hermoso. At the moment, the case in which the ordinary prosecutor's office of Bahía Blanca intervenes is classified as “whereabouts investigation.”
This Tuesday the search operation on the beaches of Monte Hermoso was reactivated. Local journalist Marcos Puccia told TN that “the weather conditions are not usual in Monte Hermoso”, explained that they are “inhospitable and unusual” and clarified that on Monday it was not suitable for navigation.
“We were coming from a very strong south wind storm and the tide was rising, that condition made Axel unable to control his body and it took him towards the east of the city, which is where the sea pulls when it is rising in those weather conditions” , he detailed.
Regarding the moment when everything happened, Puccia related: “The friends saw him leave, what the boys said when they saw that the sea was swallowing Axel. It is impossible that with these conditions someone would decide to go into the water because the sea was very complicated. After 6 in the morning there are no lifeguards and there is very little movement.”
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“The details of Axel are not known, what friends say is that he went in beyond the waist and unfortunately the sea took him away,” added the journalist about what happened in Monte Hermoso, while the search operation continues. .