Costa Rica News – We have seen this before when a tour company in Costa Rica cared more about profits than safety. We all remember when the Pura Vida Princess capsized in strong winds off the coast of Jaco Beach.
Just like that accident there will probably be no consequences for the tour company.
The mother of one of the rafting accident survivors denounces the Costa Rican authorities for not implementing sufficient security measures. She is trembling but her son is alive. She believes they shouldn’t have been brought to a river in those conditions.
Her son survived with a few scrapes on his back. He described water falling from the mountains. Not just one or two rafts overturned, they all did. The trip should not have happened as the river was unsafe.
13 survivors mourn the loss of friends. They came for a bachelor party and only part of the group returned alive.
More than half of tourists to Costa Rica do adventure activities so they should be held to higher safety standards.
It appears the company in charge cared more about profitability than life. They did not heed the warnings. The Minister of Tourism said “We do not understand how they entered the river in those conditions.”