SADLY HIS BODY WAS FOUND - HE DIDN'T MAKE IT.
PROOF OF THE IMPORTANCE of knowing how to handle yourself in a RipTide - ESPECIALLY when you go into the ocean in Costa Rica at:
(InsideCostaRica.com) A 39 year old U.S. citizen, identified as Brian Maltez from San Antonio, Texas, was carried away by a wave in Punta Uva Beach in Cahuita, Talamanca on Saturday morning - December 29, 2012 around 8:30am.
Cleto Morales, from the Fuerza Publica (Public Police Force), stated that Manter was with friends right before the accident occurred.
“A 24 year old girl also disappeared with him. However, she was found alive about half an hour later. Her name is Domino Martinez and was transferred to the Home Creek Clinic in stable condition,” he said.
Another teenager also disappeared on December 27th in Coyote Beach, Nandayure.
The 13-year-old minor was with 2 other people who were also carried away by strong currents. They were immediately rescued.
The Red Cross has been searching the area since 4:30 a.m. on Friday.
Police lent emergency personnel an airplane so that they could conduct an areal search where the young man disappeared.
Does anyone know which way the tide might have taken someone that day and have they searched in that direction or at least contacted people in that direction?
To help with the search locally (in the Puerto Vieja/Caribbean area) - Contact the Cruz Roja•Red Cross at 2-751-0008 (if calling from the U.S. first dial 011-506).
IF you happen to see or hear of anything that can help his family, PLEASE contact Patty Harrell at 1-408-782-4677 or GeroHero40@gmail.com (if you don't have international calling access, I can make help you with that via Skype so contact me at 8-378-6679 or LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com
Sending a Heart-to-Heart CONNECTION to ALL involved/friends and family of Brian Maltez - for a fast resolution to this tragedy!!
PEOPLEIf you're going to swim in either the Pacific OR Atlantic Ocean off of Costa Rica - PLEASE read my post on what to do if you are caught in a RIPTIDE as Ocean Mother Nature can be an ANGRY broad!!
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT BRIAN MALTEZ AND DO WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP FIND HIM EITHER WAY!