The lifeless body of Gabriel Calante Álvarez, 21 years old and a Biology student at the Universidad de Oriente in Santiago de Cuba, was found this Tuesday floating on the waters of Aguadores, after disappearing three days ago on El Sardinero beach while carrying out a Field work.
“A team from the Santiago de Cuba border guard troops has today confirmed the discovery of the body of Gabriel Calante Álvarez, a 21-year-old young man who disappeared on May 14 on ‘El Sardinero’ beach,” journalist Cuscó Tarradel reported on Tuesday. on your Facebook profile.
“Around eight o’clock in the morning of this May 17, the discovery of the deceased, floating on the waters of Aguadores, was reported to the Campaign Command Post of the Red Cross Rescue and Salvage Corps in the presence of Aris Arias Batalla, responsible for Operations and Relief, after more than 72 hours of searching that involved MININT personnel, professional divers, rescuers, volunteers, as well as professors and students from the Universidad de Oriente,” he specified.
According to this information, Calante Álvarez was last seen on May 14, 2022, when a professor and three of his classmates were visiting ‘El Sardinero’ beach by personal decision and without constituting an academic activity scheduled by the Department. of Natural and Exact Sciences of the university.
It also points out that the young man drowned and was dragged by the sea current, which is frequently generated on that coast in the east of the island and that his body was identified by his parents Ivette Álvarez and Rubén Calante.
El Sardinero beach, located near the “Abel Santamaría” district of Santiago de Cuba, is known for its strong currents, which on April 18 caused the death of two teenagers.
According to official sources, minors Febrier Sain Félix, 15, and Elizabeth Cisneros Bou, 17, both residents of the city of Santiago de Cuba, died of drowning on that date.
The incident occurred in front of the view of several witnesses who were reunited with their families, when around 11 in the morning they observed how both minors were dragged by a sea current.
The adolescents were bathing in a group made up of seven people, in an area where they could walk, when suddenly they felt something that was dragging them towards deeper areas very quickly. The other five people were taken to a hospital with a diagnosis of incomplete drowning, but managed to save their lives.