TRAGIC: Man drowns after attempting to rescue his dogs on the Costa Blanca

MAN DROWNS: The incident took place in Alfàz de Pi. Photo: Loli Rodenas García

IN ALFÀZ DE PI, last week a 61-year-old Spanish man, who walked on crutches, sadly drowned after he apparently was attempting to rescue his two dogs, which had fallen into an irrigation pond.

The alarm was raised by the gentleman’s wife when he failed to return home. Two women had seen the dogs, in the water at about midday and had rescued them but they were unaware that the man may have been in the water at that time.

After finding the man’s crutches, Guardia Civil Officers mounted a rescue operation, but the man’s body was found by divers in the murky waters sometime later.

Apparently, the pond was properly fenced and the official reports indicate this to have been a tragic accident and that it was ‘an error of the victim’.

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