They find a man dead in the crater of an active volcano: he suffered a 30-meter fall

The body of a 75-year-old man was found this Monday, January 3, in the crater of Kilauea, the most active volcano in Hawaii, a United States archipelago. The subject disappeared in the island’s renowned Volcanoes National Park the day before, for which his family reported his disappearance, according to the National Park Service.

Rescuers and firefighters from the sector, after carrying out search work, found the dead body 30 meters below the edge of the crater, in a closed area of the volcano.

The rangers, supported by helicopters, recovered the body around 8:00 am, local media reported.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service began an investigation into the misfortune. Authorities said the man would be identified after the family was notified.

According to data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), tourists often visit the area in the hours of darkness to appreciate the glow of the lava from the eruption.

“Visitors should never cross security barriers, especially around dangerous and destabilized cliff edges,” explained Chief Ranger John Broward in 2017. “Crossing security barriers and entering enclosed areas can lead to serious injury and death. death, “he added.

Kilauea It began to erupt, again, on September 29, 2021. Lava continues to gush from a single vent in the western wall of Halemaumau Crater. The volcano currently “exhibits intensified or increasing distress with increased potential for eruption,” the USGS said.