Missing woman 'died after incident on zipline'

Nathaly Salazar.
Nathaly Salazar. / EFE
  • Her body has still not been found

Police in Peru have arrested two tourist guides in connection with the disappearance of a woman from Valencia who was on holiday in the country.

Nathaly Salazar Ayala, 28 and originally from Ecuador, went missing on 2 January while on a trip from Cusco to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Searches failed to find any trace of her.

According to police, the arrested men explained that the woman was fatally injured while riding in a basket on a zipline ride that they ran and, in fear of what would happen to them, her body was cast off into the river Vilcanota-Urubamba below, not far from Machu Picchu.

However her body has still not been found and investigators say the detained men have given contradictory accounts of what happened.