The oceanographic vessel ‘Ángeles Alvariño’ will continue to search at least until next Monday the area where Olivia Gimeno’s lifeless body was found yesterday to try to locate her sister Anna, just one year old. and his father, Tomás Gimeno.
This has been communicated in statements to the media by the Government delegate in the Canary Islands, Anselmo Pestana, after participating in the minute of silence called by the Delegation in front of all its headquarters in the archipelago as a show of support and solidarity with the family of the little ones.
The delegate has indicated that he has spoken with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Science and Innovation to thank the “gesture” and “commitment” he had with the research by facilitating the incorporation of the ship of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO).
Anselmo Pestana wanted to recall that the ‘Ángeles Alvariño’ had planned to conclude the tracking work last Monday, but the discovery of a diving bottle and a duvet cover made it remain in place, which allowed the remains to be found on Thursday Olivia, the oldest of the girls.
Likewise, the delegate has indicated that the ship will continue in the area at least until next Monday, June 14, and it will be necessary to see “if we are going to need it to stay a few more days,” he added.
On the other hand, Pestana thanked Canarian and Spanish society for the gesture of accompaniment that the girls’ mother, Beatriz Zimmermann, and their relatives and friends have had, a reaction of solidarity that, according to the delegate, “demonstrates the values of our society”.
He also recalled that the investigation is still under summary secrecy, decreed by the Court of Instruction Number 3 of Güímar, and wished that Anna’s remains could be found so that her family “can rest”, because “she is suffering a tremendous drama” .
Pestana has admitted that it hoped that the girls would be found alive, as one of the lines of the investigation pointed out that Tomás Gimeno could have fled with his daughters to a foreign country, and acknowledged that he did not think that they would finally be produced “such a tragic outcome.”
The Government delegate also indicated that he had the opportunity to meet Beatriz and imagine “the immense pain” that he will be feeling at this time, as well as Anna and Olivia’s grandparents and uncles.
At the same time, he has asked the media not to speculate on this matter so as not to generate “more pain than it should”, and asked to wait for the investigation to continue and the location of Anna and her father to bear fruit.