Decomposing body discovered on beach in southern Spain

UNKNOWN: The body is yet to be identified Photo: Shutterstock

EMERGENCY  services were  called out to a  beach in San Roque  after the lifeless body  of a man was found there  last Sunday.
Andalucia’s  112 Emergency  Services line said  in a statement they  were alerted to the find  at around 7am.
A  resident  of the area  them they had  seen the corpse  lying around 500 metres  away from the Sotogrande treatment  plant near the Carbonera Lighthouse.  
Guardia  Civil officers  and medical personnel  were despatched to the  scene.
They  said the  body was wearing  a wetsuit-style top  and jeans and that it  was already beginning to  decompose. Authorities have  since opened an investigation  into the body to determine how  the man died and other details about  him.
The  man’s  origin and  the reason why  he was in the sea  remain unknown.
The  investigation  continues.

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