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Second body recovered in Peñuelas flash flood drownings


The drowning incident occurred last Saturday when a sudden rise in the creek swept away several people, some of whom were rescued.

By The Star Staff


Authorities on Wednesday found and retrieved the body of a 23-year-old Orlando, Florida woman who had been swept away by a flash flood in La Soplaera creek in Peñuelas.


“Rescuers found the body of the 23-year-old young woman missing since Saturday in the Peñuelas La Soplaera stream,” the Emergency Management and Disaster Administration Bureau said on its social media sites.


The incident occurred last Saturday when a sudden rise in the creek swept away several people, some of whom were rescued.


On Sunday, the first body, identified as Jackeline Lasso, 30, of Colombia, was retrieved.


The social media sites did not specify where the second body, which was still unidentified as of press time Wednesday, was found.

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