Two Guanajuato tourists who were hiking very close to the canyon next to the Paso de Vaqueros dam, fell from a height of about five meters (18 feet), after trying to recover a dron they had lost. Fortunately, they only suffered some injuries and are now hospitalized.
On Monday July 31, around 12:00 noon, a call was received at the 911 emergency center to notify the authorities of two people who had fallen in an 18-feet deep canyon. Therefore, Civil Protection staff, municipal fire fighters, SUEG, Mexican Red Cross and a service provider of the Misión Bike company arrived to Paso de Vaqueros.
When they arrived in the area, they began to search for the injured, whom they found at around 1:50 pm. Nayeli ‘N’, 25, who suffered several concussions, right shoulder dislocation and moderate dehydration; and Jorge Alberto ‘N’, 31, who alsosuffered concussions, an had an exposed left ankle fracture and moderate dehydration. Both victims are residents of the city of Guanajuato.
Apparently the two were hiking on Sunday afternoon, and as they were looking for a drone they had lost, then fell through a crack in the canyon, about 18-feet deep, and they were not found until Monday by other tourists who passed through the area, heard them shouting and warned the authorities.
The wounded were transferred to the general hospital of San Luis de la Paz, after at least five hours of rescue operation.