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30 year old woman missing in Argentina

Postby Toby » Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:48 pm

Let's hope she can be found still alive!

Fingers crossed.


https://www.lanacion.com.ar/seguridad/b ... d27062021/

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Re: 30 year old woman missing in Argentina

Postby alexeyga » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:18 pm

Toby, this dates back to the 28th. No news since?

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Re: 30 year old woman missing in Argentina

Postby VdV » Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:22 pm

Unfortunately no.
The last update I could find dates back from friday 2nd of July, where she was still missing.

She went out in offshore wind.
It's currently winter here, so hopefully someone found her, or she managed to get back to shore. Survivability in these water temperatures is hours rather than days.

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Re: 30 year old woman missing in Argentina

Postby Toby » Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:30 pm

alexeyga wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:18 pm
Toby, this dates back to the 28th. No news since?
it has been reported to me today...didn't see the date unfortunately.

This is even worse news...cold water. Chance is little...

I just wonder how someone can vanish like this even with helicopter support?

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Re: 30 year old woman missing in Argentina

Postby alexeyga » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:20 pm

Well, it seems that she wasn't particularly proficient yet... why would a noob venture out in these cold, offshore conditions?

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Re: 30 year old woman missing in Argentina

Postby iriejohn » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:31 pm

alexeyga wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:20 pm
Well, it seems that she wasn't particularly proficient yet... why would a noob venture out in these cold, offshore conditions?
Because they are a "noob" and unaware/underestimate how dangerous offshore winds are.
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Re: 30 year old woman missing in Argentina

Postby Havre » Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:22 pm

So sad. Horrific way to go :(

Not sure if anyone should go out more or less by themselves in cold water and offshore wind.

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Re: 30 year old woman missing in Argentina

Postby Toby » Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:23 pm

Was she really alone ?

Sounded like some other people where around as well ?

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Re: 30 year old woman missing in Argentina

Postby glfmkg » Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:52 pm

Hello there,

Unfortunately, she is not yet found. There was a story reporting her body was found, however it was later corrected and the search for her is still on (I'm originally from Argentina BTW, so easier to search for news)

Here are some more news:

https://www.minutouno.com/sociedad/pers ... u-n5209762
https://www.minutouno.com/sociedad/san- ... a-n5213224
https://www.minutouno.com/sociedad/san- ... a-n5210216

The article describes her as an experienced kitesurfer out for the weekend with friends. She is a 30 years old industrial engineer.

Thanks,
G.
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Re: 30 year old woman missing in Argentina

Postby Havre » Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:54 pm

My Spanish isn't excellent, but she wasn't all alone, but with some friends. The way I read it (and please correct me if I´m wrong) the friends noticed that the kite crashed, but weren't able to track her as she drifted away. My interpretation of that is that there weren't many kiters around - and that her friends weren't close to her when she crashed.

Which is why I wrote "more or less" - more to say it didn't sound like it was many kiters around - even if she weren't all by herself.


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