British vacationer, 34, dies after he was mugged whereas mountaineering in Colombia and left on the backside of a mountain path for 2 days
- The sufferer, 34, was attacked by muggers at a mountain viewpoint in Medellin
- He’s believed to have been hit over head with the butt of a gun by muggers
A British vacationer has died after he was attacked by muggers whereas mountaineering alongside a mountain path in Colombia.
The 34-year-old is believed to have been hit over the top with the butt of a gun by muggers who stole his belongings after he hiked to the Hill of Three Crosses within the metropolis of Medellin.
The sufferer was discovered critically injured on the backside of the mountain path the place he was deserted by the muggers after being attacked.
He was found two days after going lacking and rushed to hospital in a crucial situation earlier than succumbing to his a number of accidents which included head wounds.
The sufferer, who has not been named, has been described regionally as a Swedish-born man who had a British passport and lived and labored within the Kent city of Ashford.
The British vacationer is believed to have been hit over the top with the butt of a gun by muggers who stole his belongings after he hiked to the Hill of Three Crosses (pictured in file picture)
He’s understood to have been on an prolonged vacation when he was killed. His physique is now at Medellin’s Forensic Drugs Institute.
After he was found on the backside of the mountain path, the sufferer was taken to a close-by well being centre earlier than being rushed to Medellin’s Basic Hospital the place he died regardless of life-saving surgical procedure, simply earlier than noon native time on Wednesday.
He reportedly managed to inform medics he had been attacked and mugged by three males who stole all his belongings earlier than he misplaced his struggle for all times.
The Hill of Three Crosses, Cerro De Las Tres Cruces in Spanish, is a brief however intense hike which gives breathtaking views of town of Medellin.
In addition to three small crosses on the high, it has an out of doors fitness center.
Holidaymakers who’ve made the identical hike and posted feedback on-line say they felt very secure climbing the trail, however warn towards going late within the day when it begins getting darkish and admit they’ve heard of individuals being robbed at night time.
The mugging sufferer has been described as the primary international individual to have been murdered in Medellin thus far this yr, following 10 murders of foreigners final yr within the metropolis.
No arrests are but believed to have been made though police chief Henry Yesid Bello was quoted as saying detectives had some data pointing to the criminals believed to be accountable.