The lifeless body of the journalist Stefano Carrer, 59 years old, missing from a Wednesday afternoon in the Pigra area, where he had gone on an excursion, was found in a cliff in the mountains of the Intelvi Valley, in the Como area. Carrer worked in the Esteri del Sole 24 Ore editorial office and dealt in particular with Asia and Japan. Last Wednesday he had arrived on Lake Como for an excursion. He had parked the car in the area of the Pigra cable car and then left alone for a walk.
Not seeing him come back and not being able to get in touch with him, in the evening the family members had given the alarm, triggering the searches that engaged the firefighters, the Alpine Rescue and the police. The search continued uninterruptedly until early Friday afternoon, when the journalist’s body was found in a cliff.
He would have fallen off the path he was walking, falling into the void for tens of meters. Recovery operations were complex, because the area was particularly difficult. Graduated from the Volta high school in Como, graduated in law, Carrer had attended the Institute for Journalism Training in Milan. Then, after an experience in the periodical sector of the Monti group, he started collaborating with Il Sole 24 Ore from New York, he moved to Rizzoli-De Agostini and in 1993 he was hired at Sole 4 Ore. From 2008 to 2011 he had worked mostly in Asia and from 2013 to 2018 he had been a correspondent in Tokyo. He was the first Italian journalist to arrive in Fukushima after the nuclear accident of March 2011, recalled a friend on Facebook.
Stefano had a great passion for his job and a great curiosity for the culture and society of Japan – where he had lived for years as a correspondent for the Sole 24 Ore – and more generally for the Far East. the memory of the president of the Order of Journalists of Lombardy Alessandro Galimberti and a journalist found dead in the mountains of Comasco to Il Sole 24ore. Despite his competence and the consideration he enjoyed in diplomatic circles, he had a very low profile by nature and was extremely polite in relations with colleagues – explains Galimberti -. Never over the top, shy and reserved, Stefano was forever in the news with the ability to analyze and read the events of those who knew how to live their work with passion and involvement.
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