Heraclio Reyes Canto, 37, became the 12th victim by immersion so far this year 2021 in the province of Veraguas. This happened on the El Estero de Santa Catalina beach, in Soná.
Reyes tried to save the lives of two girls who were with him and who were swept away by a wave. They could be saved, because they were taken out by other people.
He was a valued official of the Ministry of the Environment, and lived in the Altos de Vista Hermosa neighborhood, in the city of Santiago. I was doing some surveying work in Santa Catalina. A relative explained that after the work day they had gone to the beach and had a good time with family, colleagues and friends.
Heraclio Reyes leaves behind three children, ages 18, 10 and three.