The five Spaniards missing since Thursday while canyoning on a hill in the municipality of La Ciénaga, in the province of Barahona in the southwest of the Dominican Republic, have been located safe and sound, the Civil Defense informed EFE.
According to the Director of Civil Defense Operations, Delfín Rodríguez, the Spaniards were in a deep ravine in Loma de Bahoruco and responded to the call made with a whistle by the relief teams.
At this moment the brigades are trying to approach the place where the Spaniards are, four of them firefighters from different districts of Andalusia (southern Spain).
They had arrived in the Dominican Republic on November 14 to practice canyoning, their compatriot Eduardo Gómez previously explained to EFE, who was part of the group of friends, regulars in this sport, and who reported this local morning of the disappearance of his companions in Loma de Bahoruco.
The five Spaniards – three men and two women – disappeared at a time when they were separated from Gómez, who had arrived in this Caribbean country a few days before.
Civil Defense, the Tourist Police and the National Army are participating in the localization and rescue efforts, in an area of the Dominican Republic where actions have been taken in response to the rains expected for this weekend, due to a potential tropical cyclone located in the vicinity of Jamaica.