Father and son killed by landslide finally found

Rescue workers finally recovered the bodies of a father and son swept away by a landslide.  That happened about 1:30 Thursday in the mud and debris left by the slide in the community of La Unión near Lake Arenal.

Cruz Roja officials said that volunteers and staffers worked for 55 hours to find the bodies. The dead are Jehudy Castro, 41, the father, and the son, Roberto Castro, 8.

The community is between La Fortuna de San Carlos and Tilarán.

Workers first found the body of the father and then dug further to find the son about six feet away. The father was walking the son to school when the pair stopped. The man was reported to be photographing the aftermath of a recent slide when a much bigger one took place.

The Cruz Roja said it brought a dog to the site Thursday to help with the search.

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