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Argentine Tourist Disappears While Swimming in Rio de Janeiro

By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s fire department still has no clues as to what happened to the 43-year-old Argentine tourist who disappeared on Thursday afternoon after going for a swim at a spot known as Praia do Pepê in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood.

A rescue operation, which included divers and drones, was launched after the woman accompanying Juan Pablo Riba reached out to authorities. She and Riba had arrived in Rio on Thursday afternoon. They left their bags at the hotel and went out for a swim.

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