The death of the Ecuadorian, who was hoping to compete in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, occurred in a hotel in El Salvador
The athlete suffered seizures and a heart attack after dinner and was rushed to a hospital, where they could only certify his death.
The surf star in Ecuador, Israel Baronwho aspired to compete in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and who won several national championships that allowed him to represent Ecuador internationally, died at the age of 34 in a hotel in The Savior.
The Salvadoran National Civil Police (PNC) reported that Joshua Israel Baron He suffered seizures in a hotel in El Zonte (La Libertad) and was rushed to a hospital, where they could only certify the death of the surfer. According to the newspaper EXPRESO, Israel Baron He suffered a heart attack after dinner.
Javier Aguirreformer president of the Ecuadorian Surf Federation and current vice president of the organization Panamericana Surfdeclared to EXPRESO: “What we know is that it was not an accident training or surfing; it all happened after having dinner with his wife. Marie (Canadian surfer) and his little son Tiago. They went to bed and apparently he started having trouble breathing, then the seizures came… eventually all of this came about. We do not know exactly “what inconvenience he must have had or the exact cause of death, but he was with his wife.” Javier Aguirre He also detailed that Baron He was assisted by his wife, but being about 45 minutes from the nearest hospital, “they couldn’t do anything.”
The Ecuadorian Olympic Committee confirmed the death of Israel Baron and confirmed that the surfer was in El Salvador to participate in a competition. Sebastian Palaciossports minister, mourned his death: “The Olympic Movement extends its deepest condolences to the family Baron Matuteafter the death of the great athlete from Team Ecuador Surf, Israel Baron Matute. Rest in peace champion. Extremely moved by the untimely death of Israel Baron, Ecuadorian surfer. My condolences to all his family and friends. We are with you”.