A 34-year-old American tourist was found dead this morning. He had gone on a hike to Mont Rotui yesterday and never came back.
Yesterday Wednesday, May 25, 2022 around 3 p.m., a woman alerted the Paopao fire station in Moorea. She tells them that her husband has still not returned from his hike to Mount Rotui.
The emergency services then began ground searches, with a team of 3 people. Before calling the Dauphin helicopter for reinforcement. The search stopped around 7:30 p.m.
This morning, a team of 10 gendarmes and firefighters on the ground as well as the Dauphin resumed the search at 9:30 a.m. They found the hiker but could only confirm his death. The preferred hypothesis in question for this accident is that of a fall.
This American tourist was 34 years old.
Listen to the details of Dimitri TERII, deputy chief of firefighters of Moorea: