On April11, 2009, Ronald Scheepstra disappeared from Xcalak, Mexico.


Ron and his companions had been to this remote area on fishing trips in both 2007 and 2008 and, as avid fly anglers, had done extensive preparation and planning. 

For reasons that are not completely known or understood, Ron broke away from his friends in the early afternoon that day. He reportedly climbed from the shallow water and as he began to walk down the path, called back, “You go on. I’ll be fine.” 

Ron was never seen again.

All photography provided by Will Rice & Jason Rolfe


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