Body of policeman found after being swept away in river rescue

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AFTER three days of searching the body of the Guardia Civil officer swept away by floodwaters in Spain  has been found.  

The officer was rescuing a trapped motorist from his vehicle in a swollen stream when he lost his footing.

Diego Díaz, originally from Malaga, was swept away by the fast-flowing water in Guillena in Sevilla in Andalucia on Saturday evening.

At 10am this morning (Tuesday) after a search involving more than 200 people the body was located.

According to initial reports, the body was found around 300 metres from where the accident happened on Saturday night.

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