By Cathy Elelman • 13 January 2020 • 10:25
INDICATIONS: The corpse could be that of an immigrant trying to reach the Almeria shore, press reported.
CREDIT: Junta de Andalucia Emergencias 112
A BODY which washed up on a Cuevas del Almanzora beach on Sunday afternoon could be that of a Sub-Saharan immigrant who was trying to reach the Almeria shore in a small boat, Spanish media reported.
The Emergencias 112 Andalucia service said it was a member of the public who reported the grisly find. Guardia Civil, a health emergency team, Local Police and Cuevas Civil Protection volunteers were activated to recover the man’s corpse from a difficult to access area.
According to Spanish press reports the body in an advanced stage of decomposition suggesting in had been in the water for some time.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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