An Argentinian national was found dead floating on a river in Bali’s Buleleng regency today, after he reportedly went missing over the weekend following a camping trip with friends and family.
The Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) in Bali said in a statement that the victim, identified as 38-year-old Pablo Agusto, went on a camping trip with about 20 people on Sunday. When they were about to return home the next day, Pablo reportedly “escaped” into the woods.
“We received the report at 9:10am, witnesses say he was last seen yesterday, Nov. 16, by members of his family around the woods, but he ran deeper into the forest,” Basarnas Bali Chief Gede Darmada said.
Gede alleged that Agusto was depressed, which led him to risk his life by going deep into the woods.
Seven officers were dispatched to search for the Argentinian, who found him dead around noon, his body floating on a river near Cemara Waterfall. Agusto was then evacuated to Buleleng General Hospital.
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