Lost In Panama Part 2
Ten arduous weeks brought no success until two members of the Ngobe-Bugle Tribe were working hard, planting rice (as is common for the area). At the tail end of summer, the work was hard, and they decided to dip in the river for a swim. This is when they found something extraordinary hidden amongst the reeds. Fifteen hours away from Boquete, and even further from the bustling town the girls had stayed in, was Lisanne Froon's
backpack. According to the local woman, who immediately handed it into the police, it had not been there the day before. Police shouted "miracle" with what they found inside In pristine condition, neither damaged by exposure to the weather, nor the water they had been submerged in was $53 (USD), two pairs of sunglasses, Froon's passport and camera, a water bottle, two bras and both women's phones. Nobody expected the secrets these items could reveal, not after weeks of bobbing in the torrents of the river. However, both phones and the camera were working more than fine and told the story of the last few hours before the two girls disappeared/ The phones showed various attempts to call emergency services both national (911, for Panama) and international (112). The first distress calls were made at 16:39 on April 1 by Kris and just 12 minutes later by Lisanne. Neither of these two calls was successful due to the poor reception within the forest.