Sick video shows & # 39; rowers & # 39; jumping into the canal and mocking the drowning of a 20-year-old man in Mexico who fell off a boat celebrating his friend's birthday
- Rowers who reportedly work on party boats on the old Xochimilco canal in Mexico City, laughed at a 20-year-old who drowned on September 1
- Recent video footage showed the sick moment when at least eight young men jumped into the waterway and mock the death of José Manuel Romero Reyes
- Romero Reyes stood on the edge of a gondola-like boat as he celebrated a friend's birthday and fell into the canal before he disappeared immediately
- Rescue workers discovered his body the next day
A group of gondola workers filmed themselves as they jumped into a channel of Mexico City and ridiculously mocked at the drowning of a 20-year-old man.
About eight young men appeared on a video from a cell phone diving into the old Xochimilco waterway and mocking José Manuel Romero Reyes.
Romero Reyes, a resident of the city of Puebla, joined a dozen friends on September 1 for an anniversary of an acquaintance on the old canal, built by the Aztecs.
A passenger aboard an adjacent party boat recorded the moment when Reyes and another male friend were standing on the edge of two gondola-like boats.
Romero Reyes slipped into the channel – which is between 10 and 20 feet deep – and disappeared immediately. Rescue workers found him the next morning before dawn.
Romero Reyes was laid to rest in his hometown Puebla last Wednesday.
It is unclear when exactly, but days after his death, the party boat paddlers jumped in turns from a row of boats before hurling a few meters across the canal.
Several young men (pictured left and right) laughed at the death of José Manuel Romero Reyes by swimming in the old canal of Mexico City, where he drowned a week ago
José Manuel Romero Reyes was laid to rest in his hometown Puebla last Wednesday
José Manuel Romero Reyes (left) was found dead on September 2, one day after he slipped out of a gondola and drowned in the Xochimilco Canal in southern Mexico City
There is a man who says the same person who is recording the video: & # 39; Only the stupid people are drowning here in Xochimilco because they don't know how to swing and there are no twigs as the ignorant, stupid people suggest. & # 39;
Carlos Acosta, the mayor of the municipality of Xochimilco, suggested the possibility that Reyes could have gotten stuck by weeds and mud that make up the bottom surface of the canal.
In the movie that mocked his drowning, a rower shouted in the background: & # 39; I'm going to save you & # 39; as he plunged into the channel before another man shouted: & # 39; I'll save you & # 39; , and followed his colleague into the stream.
More workers than followed and jumped back into the canal.
The person who filmed the pathogenic scene then took another despicable shot at Reyes, known to his close friends as & # 39; Chema & # 39; and Mayor Acosta.
& # 39; These are the lessons that, according to the mayor, I don't know, would get stupid swimming lessons? & # 39 ;, the man said.
& # 39; People must step up their game. If you do not know how to swim, do not remove the f *** from the boat so that what happened does not happen as with the f ****** dead man. … Everyone is floating except Chema. All the others who are here are floating. & # 39;
A big splash was seen in a horrible video that captured the moment when a 20-year-old man fell into a canal on September 1 as he leaned over the edge of a party boat in the Xochimilco canal, built by the Aztecs
According to the Mexican outlet El Sol de Puebla, researchers found at least 30 beer cans and various empty bottles of rum and whiskey.
The death of Reyes led Mayor Acosta to announce various drastic measures to ensure the safety of visitors to the historic canal.
From 1 October every customer who goes on board the gondolas must wear a life jacket. Anyone who does not wish to do so will be asked to sign a waiver.
The mayor also said that customers can take three beers and a liter of spirits on the boat and forbade the sale of & # 39; micheladas & # 39 ;, a Mexican drink consisting of beer, lime juice, spices, sauce and chili peppers.
The new safety guidelines also require that the gondola owners and employees' staff follow additional training and that they are given the task of preventing drug use on board party boats.
A search and rescue team finds the lifeless body of José Manuel Romero Reyes on 2 September (blurred image)
A customer on board a party boat in Mexico City is trying to find Reyes' body
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