Canadian tourist who fell at Iguazu Falls found dead

The Canadian tourist who disappeared after falling in Iguazú National Park, Argentina, was found dead on the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls this Tuesday (10/18), after more than 24 hours of searching.

At first, the Argentine press reported that the Canadian, aged around 60, would have climbed on one of the railings of the paths of the national park to take a selfie. His body was found by employees of a company that conducts nautical excursions in the area, who informed the Navy.

He was staying at a hotel in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina. The victim was found near the Tancredo Neves Bridge, which connects the cities of Puerto Iguazú and Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. According to reports, the man was on the footbridge of Bosetti Falls, in the Argentinian part of the dam, when he fell. A tour guide who was at the scene called the authorities.

Rescue teams from Argentina and the national park immediately began the search, but found it difficult due to the intense water flow in the falls in recent days, following heavy rains in the area since the last week.


The flood also reached part of the “Devil’s Throat” viewpoint on the Argentinian side
The Argentinian footbridge of “Devil’s Throat” is 1100 meters long

The water flow is 11 times higher than the average
The volume has been higher than usual for days

Some footbridges have been closed to avoid accidents.
The damaged one gives access to one of the park’s most famous falls.

water flow

Last Thursday (10/13), the highest volume of water in the last eight years was recorded at the falls. In total, the flow of 16.5 million liters was accounted for. The volume considered normal by the company in charge of hydrological monitoring of the region is 1.5 million liters per second.

As a result, the walkways in the area have been blocked off. The national park only reopened to visits last Saturday (15/10). On the same day, footage showing the destruction of the walkway on the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls was released. The bridge, which gives access to the “Garganta do Diabo”, was partially damaged.

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