The desperate search by sea, land and air continues for the tourist who disappeared last Saturday while practicing kitesurfing off the coast of the seaside resort of San Clemente del Tuyú and this Tuesday the naval authorities requested to reinforce the operations the collaboration of Uruguayan vessels that navigate the Rio de La Plata and its mouth.
72 hours after the disappearance of Victoria Pardo (30) off Punta Rasa (north of San Clemente, where the Río de la Plata empties into the Atlantic Ocean), the naval authorities asked the Directorate of Maritime Traffic of Uruguay, dependent of the National Naval Prefecture of that country, which will alert sailors who transit near the area about the search.
Although the fishing and merchant vessels are notified by protocol from the first day about the disappearance of the young woman, sources from the Argentine Naval Prefecture (PNA) reported. formally notified the Uruguayan maritime authority, under the orbit of the National Navy, to reinforce the warning to sailors in the event of possible sightings, due to strong winds reported in the search area.
The operation off the coast of San Clemente, and throughout the Bay of Samborombón, continued this Tuesday from the early hours of the morning.
Patrolling vessels such as the GC-79 “Río Deseado” Coast Guard and PNA semi-rigid vehicles were joined by the force’s PA-42 helicopter, which arrived from the City of Buenos Aires at noon. Later, due to the improvement in visibility conditions, the PA-73 aircraft from the Mar del Plata Air Station resumed air patrols.
In addition, personnel from the Civil Defense Directorate of the La Costa Party continued along with firefighters and policemen the tour of the beaches in all-terrain vehicles.
The search began around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, after a friend who was with her denounced that had sunk and they had lost sight of her offshore, off the coast of Punta Rasa.
Pardo is a native of the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Villa Devoto and had arrived at the place on Saturday morning with her two friends. According to the information provided by the young people, he had his wetsuit and life jacket“when he disappeared while kitesurfing.
The Functional Instruction Unit 1 of La Costa, led by the prosecutor Gustavo Mascioli, intervenes in the investigation of the event, preliminarily labeled as “whereabouts investigation”.