An Ecuadorean family from the neighborhood of Jackson Heights, Queens, in New York, lives a double tragedy, after a father and his nine-year-old son were dragged by the raging waters of the Neversink River in New Jersey, as reported by the news Telemundo.
Marco Avila, 46, died trying to save the life of his son Marcos Ávila, aged nine, after he overturned the canoe in which he was. According to relatives, the family camped in the wooded area. According to the authorities, the boy was in the canoe with a 17-year-old boy when they were hit by the strong current.
The canoe was overturned, so the father threw himself into the water ready to save the lives of the minors. Marco was able to take the young man to the shore, but he and his son were swept away by the current. The tragedy could have been avoided if the victims had worn the life jacket.
The rescue bodies searched their bodies for three days, until they were located on Monday afternoon. (I)