Simon Gautier could have been saved? The question is that in these hours after the discovery of the lifeless body of the 27-year-old, the family and friends are made, on which the same rescuers break their heads and on which the investigators with one of the procuration of Vallo della Lucania initiated Inquiry will be answered. The French tourist, who had disappeared from the Gulf of Policastro (Salerno) area since 9 August, died after calling for help to explain to the operator of the sole emergency number that he had fallen and broken both his legs would have. But he had no idea where he was, maybe he was confident that someone on the other side of the receiver could have done it instead. And who knows, on this cliff he did not have the opportunity to share the position in the chat with WhatsApp messages.
Geolocalization of emergency calls is not possible. Although this is expressly required by the Ministry of Economic Development's Decree of 12 November 2009, Italy lacks a geolocation system that allows anyone who seeks help from their mobile phone to be identified immediately. "The Potenza branch answers calls for the 118th Operations Center, and this phone call from Simon Gautier on Friday, August 9th, asking for help, was definitely done at our headquarters because he was the only one left by the police in Lagonegro However, it is impossible to locate it because only the phone number of the caller can be displayed, "he told Adnkrono's doctor on duty, ambulance.
Simon's desperate cry for help and the SMS failed. The desperate call at 112 goes back to the 9th of August: "I am dying of pain, I fell into a cliff, I have broken legs, help me, I see the sea, but I do not know where I am . " 118 tried to contact him several times after that call, but Simon never answered. Attempting to find them by SMS was also in vain: if the French tourist had seen the news, the rescuers would have some more useful information for his location.
The hiker on an "unofficial" route. The night before his death, the young French hiker had slept on the beach of Scario. The next morning, at 6 o'clock, he made his way to the excursion: he wanted to reach Naples on a little-used trekking route. But, as he himself told the operator of the 118, he lost himself after a while and landed on a path that was blocked by stones, of which the 27-year-old would have fallen just before the 112 call, and a second, perhaps deadly slamming the head and losing consciousness.
to examine traces of blood. The traces of blood found on the beach of Molara are yet to be investigated as part of the hiking research. The samples were transported to the laboratory of the San Luca Hospital in Vallo della Lucania and should be checked to see if they belong to the 27-year-old, who was found lifeless nine days after his death.
The presumed delay in the rescue. Nine days have passed from the call of Simon with his cell phone to the number for emergencies to the discovery of the body. The body, which has only been recovered today, was located in a hard-to-reach gorge in the Belvedere area of Ciolandrea in the municipality of San Giovanni a Piro in the Salerno region. The site was landslide, but after some reconstructions reported by the Le Figaro newspaper, the boy's call to Nue arrived at 9 am on 9 August, while the first helicopter did not start until 12 noon on 10 August would be 24 hours later. News was then denied by Basilicata, who stated that they had sent a first ambulance and a Carabinieri car just over one and a half hours after Simon's call, but without finding the excursionist.
The family did not report until three days after the disappearance. The young man's family would not have been warned until 12 August. "It was also necessary to wait a week – according to Le Figaro – for the Policastro community to transmit the images of the surveillance cameras", which Simon shows to Policastro alone, while he buys some water bottles on August 8, just before 5:00 pm.
The video surveillance images published on August 17th. It took eight days for some of the video surveillance cameras in the municipality of Santa Marina (Salerno) to be released, resuming the arrival of Simon Gautier at the Policastro Bussentino station on 8 August. In particular, the 27-year-old will resume on 8 August after 16.00 clock on arrival at the station. In the photos Simon Gautier wore jeans, a T-shirt and a backpack. He walked through the village and entered a canoe center where he bought a bottle of water and then left. The last pictures in Policastro are from the 16.44.
The investigation of the prosecutor of Vallo della Lucania. When Lagonegro's Carabinieri pick up the call from Simon Gautier, they divert it to the next 118, and searches begin directly from Potentino. Try to locate it between Potenza, Matera, Cosenza and Salerno within a 143km radius. Geolocation is not yet possible, the call has a too big cell hung up. It was the prefecture of Potenza, which activated the plan for missing persons, in which also the prefectures Salerno and Cosenza were involved.
Simon may have died of a bleeding shortly after the call to the rescue. The delay in identifying the French wanderer may have raised false hopes and worsened the ordeal of family and friends, but may not have been significant to the rescue. To put it this way, a first examination on the body of the 27-year-old, recovered this morning in the "advanced" state of decomposition. The autopsy that will take place tomorrow in Sapri Hospital will dispel any doubts. In the meantime, death seems to have occurred shortly after requesting help from the NUE. All rights reserved