Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) confirmed to The Tico Times that a European tourist died of an apparent heart attack while hiking in the remote Corcovado National Park in the southwestern Osa Peninsula Sunday afternoon.
Due to the remote location of the accident, authorities have yet to take possession of the body and identify the deceased’s nationality, according to OIJ press representative Marco Monge. Monge added that at this time the individual is thought to be from Europe.
The daily La Nación reported that the tourist was hiking in the park with a guide from the Los Patos station to La Sirena when he collapsed.
Corcovado is the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s national parks and contains three percent of the world’s biodiversity.
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