By Euro Weekly News Media • 06 April 2015 • 8:49
The Nerja Town Hall has opened registration for the new Winter Active Ageing Programme. Credit: Nerja Town Hall
THE Spanish Interior Ministry has announced that Jose Antonio Martinez, 41, another of the three cavers found at the bottom of a ravine, had also died while awaiting rescue.
It would now appear that only one of three Spanish cavers trapped at the bottom of a deep ravine in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains has been extracted alive after the complicated rescue operation
Spanish Interior Ministry sources told public television that 27-year-old policeman Juan Bolivar, the sole survivor, had been extracted from the ravine and taken to a hospital in Ouarzazate, apparently suffering from hypothermia and post-traumatic stress.
In addition, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said in a message on Twitter: “My condolences to the family and friends of Jose Antonio Martinez, a chief police inspector who died in Morocco.”
The cavers who died have been named as Gustavo Virues, and Jose Antonio Martinez, both 41.
A Spanish media report claims the Moroccan authorities had taken two days to give a rescue team from Spain permission to search for the men.
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