Tourists From Miami Killed In Rafting Accident During Costa Rica Bachelor Party


FAMILIES ARE MORNING AFTER A BACHELOR PARTY ENDS IN TRAGEDY. GROUP OF FRIENDS WENT WHITE WATER RAFTING AND MEN WOULD NOT SURVIVE. HANK TESTER IS LIVE IN SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE WITH AN UPDATE. Reporter: COSTA RICA AND GOVERNMENT HAS LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION INTO ALL OF THIS ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT A GOVERNMENT ALERT HAD BEEN POSTED CONCERNING CONDITIONS OF THE RIVER. A SAD NIGHT FRIENDS AND RELATIVES GATHER NOT WANTING TO TALK DEALING WITH GRIEF BECAUSE OF THIS, BUT HE’S IN COSTA RICA. THERE CELEBRATING THEIR FRIEND’S UPCOMING MARRIAGE. IT WAS A BACHELOR PARTY AND NOW IS A TRAGEDY. A GROUP OF 14 SIGNED UP FOR RAFTING RUN ON THE NO — ON THE RIVER THAT HAS BEEN SWOLLEN DUE TO RECENT HEAVY RAINS. THE GOVERNMENT HAD ISSUED A FLOOD ALERT. THIS WITNESS SAYS HE SAW THREE OVERTURNED RAFTS AND WHEN THEY ENTERED THE WATER EVERYTHING WAS FINE BUT A FLASH FLOOD CAME FROM BEHIND THEM. FIVE DIED INCLUDING THE GUIDE MIAMI RESIDENTS KILLED ARE SHOWN HERE WITH ROOM. THEY ARE THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY. FRIENDS RELEASED THIS STATEMENT. THROUGHOUT THE RIDE DURING THE RIVER ALL OF US STRUGGLE TO STAY ABOVE WATER. WE SWALLOWED LOTS OF IT ON THE WAY DOWN. MOST OF US WERE ULTIMATELY ABLE TO GRAB HOLD OF ROCKS. AND FORTUNATELY NOT ALL OF US WERE SO LUCKY. FOR OF OUR DEAR FRIENDS DROWNED. THE MAN WE HOPE TO CELEBRATE LOST A BROTHER AND WE LOST ALL FOUR GREAT FRIENDS DURING THIS VACATION WHICH WENT HORRIBLY WRONG. INVESTIGATORS IN COSTA RICA SEARCHED THE COMPANY THAT RAN THE DEADLY RAFTING TRIP. COSTA RICA’S HEALTH MINISTRY SAYS THE RAFTING COMPANY WAS PROPERLY LICENSED BUT NOTES TO OPERATORS MUST TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN WEATHER OR OTHER ALERTS ARE ISSUED. Reporter: REPORTS ARE THAT BECAUSE THE RIVER CONDITIONS DELAYED SEVERAL TIMES WILL

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