December 10th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) A group of between 30 and 40 foreign tourists were assaulted at gunpoint Friday morning as they made their way to an area hotel by boat in Tortuguero, Limon, police officials confirmed.
According to Edwin Miranda of the Fuerza Publica, the group was traveling by river in a boat to a hotel in Tortuguero when a speedboat intercepted them. Four armed men then boarded the boat in which they were traveling, stripping the tourists of their belongings, passports, and cash.
All of the tourists were foreigners, including American, Spanish, and other European tourists, authorities said.
A massive search was conducting by both land and air, including with the assistance of the Coast Guard, but authorities have so far turned up empty-handed.