Body recovered after fall into ravine in Salinas
By The Star Staff
At around 3 a.m. Monday, personnel from the Emergency Management Bureau retrieved the body of a man who fell down a ravine in Cerro Las Tetas de Cayey in Salinas.
According to authorities, the incident occurred at 9:32 a.m. on Sunday. The 25-year-old was camping in the area when he suffered a health mishap and fell a thousand feet. The 6-foot, 200-pound body was found on top of a tree.
The victim was identified as Rene Hanftwurzel Lugo, a resident of San Juan.
It was reported that the body will be transported to the Institute of Forensic Sciences for autopsy purposes.
The recovery operation was conducted jointly by personnel of the Bureau for Emergency Management and Disaster Administration, the Puerto Rico Urban Search and Rescue Task Force and several other commonwealth and municipal agencies. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter crew also assisted in the effort.