Another capsizing. This weekend a Nicaraguan tourist boat carrying 32 people capsized off the coast leaving 13 dead, and more missing. The craft, carrying 25 Costa Ricans, 4 Americans, and 3 Nicaraguans was traveling between Big Corn Island and Little Corn Island and flipped over Saturday on its voyage. While some passengers remain missing we do know that of the 13 dead, all were Costa Rican. According to a Nicaraguan news agency, the naval authorities had banned boat travel in the area because of bad weather but the tour boat proceeded anyway. The boat’s owner and a crew member are currently being detained by authorities and are being investigated for reckless homicide and exposing people to danger.
The search continues for the other missing passengers. Stay updated as details continue to pour in.