Kerryman missing following kayaking accident in Ecuador

David Higgins
David Higgins. Photo: Facebook

A Kerryman is missing following a kayaking accident in Ecuador, in which one man has died.

20-year-old Alex McGourty from Sligo was among a group who got into difficulty in the River Abanico after being caught up in a flash-flood.

Another person has been found alive, while a search is continuing for three other kayakers who are missing, including 26-year-old David Higgins, who’s originally from Tralee.


The Department of Foreign Affairs is aware of the case.