Another tragedy on the ranch

June 18, 2007 at 2:40 pm (June)

  It’s only been three weeks since the rancho boy was murdered on the bus in Tegucigalpa.  Yesterday, another tragedy happened.  The older brother of two of the boys in our hogar jumped in the posa to save a drowning younger boy.  He brought the boy to the side and then disappeared underwater, apparently from exhaustion.  (One of the problems with the posa is that the water is very murky.  Visibility is about 2 inches.  In fact we have often talked about how dangerous it is, because unless you see someone go under, you would have no idea.) Some kids who saw the event ran to tell a tio.  The tio apparently didn’t believe them.  It wasn’t until many hours later when the older boy didn’t show up to a meeting that he was expected at, did they begin the search.  By the time they found him at the spot where he disappeared, he was long ago dead. He was seventeen. 

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