On Sunday the sad news of the death of two Argentines who were hit by a avalanche not calgary, Canadawhile driving through an area far from the Kicking Horse Ski Resort.
Juan Manuel Saenzfrom At paymenty Jerome Regina, from Lobos, were the fatal victims of the tragedy. They were both part of a group of six people who had decided to take a motor home tour.
Two Argentines died in a deadly snow avalanche and a third was hospitalized
Who were Juan Manuel Sáenz and Jerónimo Regina?
Juan Manuel Saenz He was from the town of City Bell in La Plata, but he had moved to Chile. According to the information provided by the La Plata newspaper 0221the 37-year-old had completed his secondary studies at the “Roberto Themis Speroni” Institute and was architect graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the National University of La Plata.
The man was a leadership coach at a company in the trans-Andean country for which he worked. His peers and students appreciated him very much. In fact, Nátaly Hernández Poblete, a Chilean friend who spoke with TNhe remembered it with emotional words.
“On social networks he uploaded photos where we could see everything he did related to sport. From what I understand, he had gone on vacation with his wife, he had married a couple of months agoand he wanted to be able to ski in Canada,” explained the woman, who assured that death “hit her very hard.”
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Several of the people who knew Sáenz met on Sunday in his memory at the Araucanian Park of Santiago. “Manu’s” friend -as they called him- spread the event on her networks. “Today we are in mourning, but we will generate a tremendous tribute to you,” says the flyer shared on her Instagram account.
In another post, Hernández Poblete wrote: “Today we honor your life for having been an exceptional man. They have been very hard, painful days… between denial and forcing myself to accept your departure, my dear Manu. But as you always told me: if not today, when? If not you, who?”
And he added: “It is useless to have a break and realize what you should change if you do not accompany it with a committed action. Today I will sing to you with my tight heart… but I will sing because you always believed in me. I will love you forever and honor your memory my dear Manuel Sáenz. Coach, teacher, friend, brother…”.
Besides, Jerome Regina He was the other fatality claimed by the avalanche. The native of Lobos was a merchant much loved by the community of his neighborhood. According to the portal infowolvesthe man had stood out years ago as a footballer in the local league.
The club Athletic Lobos fired him a few days ago with a heartfelt post on the networks: “Goodbye, champ. Our condolences to the family of Jero Regina, who passed away in the last hours. Red and black for life. We will see each other again, Carpa”.
According to the media in his hometown, Jerónimo was the son of Buby Regina and the teacher Eleonora Raschia. One of his hobbies was skiing, a sport that fascinated him. At the time of the avalanche, He was with his friend, Carlos Rangone, also from Lobo.as part of the total group of six people.
At the time of detachment, Regina and Saenz They were together with Josué Alonso, a native of Tres Arroyos, who managed to survive because his head did not remain under the snow. The avalanche did not affect the other three remaining members.
From a clinic in Calgary, Alonso spoke to La voz del pueblo. “The six of us were in one part, we jumped in and a very large avalanche 100 meters wide came off and grabbed three of us,” he said.
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“He had been left with his body under the snow and his head outside. He had the security device that is for avalanches, which emits waves so that they can find us.”, he explained.
Finally, he recounted what injuries the avalanche caused him: “Thank God I had that and they were able to track me down. They dug me up, my right leg is quite broken, tibia and fibula in three parts, the ankle broken in several parts and the pelvis too, they activated all rescue systems by helicopter and they took me to the clinic”.
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