Investigation ongoing to determine what went wrong
Yann Le Moenner, deputy general manager of the ASO which owns the Dakar Rally, indicated at Valparaiso that the organisation will no longer issue any comments regarding the death of motorbiker Pascal Terry.
an investigation is under way, the ASO will not comment," said Le Moenner. "We are looking at what might have happened. We are presently collecting information," he added, also stating that errors were clearly made.
Three days after disappearing, Pascal Terry was found dead last Wednesday; his body lay a distance away from the trail, under cover of shade, with enough food and water to avoid dehydration.
He had activated his beacon, but Paris headquarters apparently failed to communicate the information to the rally's staff on location in Argentina before the following morning. Conflicting reports about his whereabouts might have contributed to the delay in finding Terry.
According to the examination led by Argentinian authorities, the cause of his passing has been determined to be a pulmonary oedema (fluid accumulating in the lungs) brought about by a preexisting heart problem.