Since Sunday February 21 at 5 p.m., a young woman who left with a group to the Maripa jump on the Oyapock to do hydrospeed has been missing.
It is in Saut Maripa, in the French part north of Saint-Georges that the accident took place. At 5 p.m. Sunday, February 21, the firefighters received a call. A 21-year-old cannot be found.
With a group of people, she was hydrospeeding. Joined by us, the company that offers this activity says it is in shock and ensures that all security measures were met. A float, a protective suit, fins, a helmet and a life jacket are indeed the elements of the equipment required for hydrospeed. It is essential to know how to swim and a qualified guide accompanied the group. The passages to be crossed during this activity were perhaps too difficult for the young woman to manage. It was the army helicopter, the puma, which went looking for him Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m. The 3 firefighters mobilized yesterday, themselves, stopped the search at nightfall. Monday morning (February 22) from 8 am the research resumes. The low tide should make it possible to see more clearly. A whitewater specialist will be on site in particular.
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