Monday , April 19 2021

Mummified mountain climbers buried in Mexico



The three-dimensional mummified bodies, who lost 59 years ago on the top Mexican volcano, have been recovered by a military unit.

The three bodies were found on the Pico de Orizaba volcano, the top peak in Mexico at 5610m above sea level, located in the state of Veracruz and Puebla.

Local media reported that the organizations first found in 2015 but attempts to recover the bodies had been unsuccessful to date.

The army unit responsible for the rescue mission was Escuadron 303.

Comander Escuadron, Jose Luis Pablo, told the local TV channel, Foro TV: "We are happy to fulfill our mission."

Initially, bad weather had made it difficult for the helicopter to restore the bodies, which had been located near the peak of the mountain, but a second rehabilitation attempt was successful on the same day.

International headlines of the case held on March 1, 2015 when a group of climbers came across the mummified bodies near the top.

Luis Espinosa, a 81-year-old climber, said that the bodies belonged to three of the friends who climbed by an airplane during the expedition in 1959.

The three climbers were the only ones reported missing in the avalanche and Mr Espinosa claimed to know one of his shirts and a ring with one of the initials.

According to Mr Espinosa, two rescue bodies belong to Enrique Garcia Romero and Juan Espinosa Camargo, who both have live relatives.

The third body is believed to belong to Manuel Campos Reyes, who suggests that he does not have live relatives.

DNA tests will now be used to officially identify the bodies, according to reports.

Mr Espinosa said he had tried to restore his friends' bodies.

"We knew where there were the bodies. In 2016 I sent a specialist exemption and we checked that there were three bodies," said Mr. Espinosa.

"Thanks to a circle, we knew they were my friend, because of the beginnings of Juan Espinosa Camargo."

He added: "There is relief because this feeling of not being able to save and restore them is an ongoing concern for me.

"Today he has been released from them, rest in peace."

Currently, the three bodies are under the care of officially identified prosecutors.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and it was reproduced with permission


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