October 14th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) The lifeless bodies of Yeudy “Yepe” Castro, 42 and his 9-year-old son, Roberto Castro Ugalde were finally located on Thursday after a grueling search by Red Cross workers and local residents. The pair had been buried alive in a landslide in Nuevo Arenal de Tilaran, Guanacaste.
The pair were located around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, buried in approximately one and a half meters of debris.
The find was made after a specially trained search and rescue dog belonging to the Red Cross alerted to an area, after which some 40 Red Cross workers, dozens of community members and heavy machinery began to focus on the area.
The father and son were well known and loved in the community by both locals and expats alike. “The entire town is heartbroken,” Robert Theiss, an expat from California told Inside Costa Rica last week.