U.S. Citizen Declared Missing in Arenal

June 25, 2004

SEARCH and rescue workers yesterdaywere still searching for U.S. citizenPalmer Ritz, lost since last Friday onLake Arenal.A team of 35 police officers, membersof the Red Cross of Tilarán and other volunteersusing four boats could not find the60-year-old man.Ritz, a retired publicist, left Friday ona barge to sail on the lake. He askedAnais Mejía, an employee of his, to meethim at a pre-established point. She said hedid not arrive.Saturday at around 2 p.m., rescueworkers said they discovered his craftwith life vests, the motor and batteries.Still, they have yet to find any evidenceindicating Ritz’s location.Ritz has two children and retired withhis wife in San Luis de Tilarán, in thenorthwestern province of Guanacaste, in1990, La Nación reported.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

PeaceJam to host first Youth Summit in Costa Rica
Peace Talks
537 views
Peace Talks
537 views

PeaceJam to host first Youth Summit in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 19, 2018

Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams will headline the first PeaceJam Youth Summit in Costa Rica next month. The event, scheduled…

The energy of sound
Pic of the Day
554 views
Pic of the Day
554 views

The energy of sound

Alissa Grosskopf - October 19, 2018

“Sound is vibration, vibration is energy and that energy is light,” said Costa Rican musician Carlos "Tapado" Vargas. Apart from…

Human rights defender Alvaro Leiva: ‘There is a permanent darkness in Nicaragua’
Nicaragua
952 views
Nicaragua
952 views

Human rights defender Alvaro Leiva: ‘There is a permanent darkness in Nicaragua’

Katherine Stanley - October 19, 2018

When Alvaro Leiva took the stage at a recent fundraiser for Nicaraguan refugees and immigrants in Costa Rica, all eyes…