Searchers continue to draw a blank in effort to find ranger

Searchers are not giving up as they try to find clues to the whereabouts of Óscar Cruz Ramírez, a volunteer park ranger who vanished in the rugged territory around Volcán Poás.

The Cruz Roja had two teams of searchers in the Parque Nacional Volcán Poás Monday. The agency said the search would continue. The 24-year-old man vanished the afternoon of Aug. 3.

Each search team is made up of Cruz Roja workers, Fuerza
Pública officers and park rangers. In addition, the Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea of the security ministry continues to overfly the area with special cameras that are linked to a ground positioning system and also with cameras using infrared film.

The photos are being studied intently on the ground, the ministry said. Searchers said they planned to expand the effort into virgin forest to seek clues of what happened to Cruz.

The area is rugged with many slopes and depressions, they said.

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