North Coast July 25, 2022 | 1:37 pm

Businessman Persio Veras dies when boat capsizes on Isabela beach, Puerto Plata

Persio Veras

Santiago, D.R.
A small boat in which he was traveling with members of his family and friends on the beach of El Castillo, La Isabela in the municipality of Luperon, Puerto Plata province, drowned after an accident in which he was traveling with members of his family friends.

The boat in which the group of people was being transported crashed against a reef and capsized.

People who witnessed the incident indicated that about 14 people were on the boat in which the general secretary of the Cienfuegos F route in Santiago de los Caballeros died.

Mariano Moreno, a friend of Persio Veras, said that Veras had taken off his life preserver to give it to a relative on the boat.

The report states that the businessman hit his head on impact.

Veras died and was taken to a health center in Villa Isabela, Puerto Plata, where he was reported dead. His body was taken to the Blandino Funeral Home on 27 de Febrero Avenue in the city of Santiago.

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Paul Tierney
July 25, 2022 3:08 pm

Sorry this happened. May Persio Veras RIP.

Suspect the boat had too small a capacity for 14 people if Veras gave his salvavida to another. You are supposed to have enough jackets for all on board.