STORM GLORIA TRIGGERS MISSING PERSON ALERT: Authorities Search The Besòs River In Sant Adrià Spain

THE fire department of the Generalitat de Catalunya were alerted yesterday that a person had fallen into the sea from a pier whilst taking photos of the waves.

Horrified witness alerted the Mossos d’Esquadra at around 3.30 p.m. to warn that they had seen an individual, who is not known to be a man or a woman, fall into the river in the municipality of Sant Adrià de Besòs.

The search was interrupted last night due to lack of light and has been resumed early this morning.

The incident follows two other serious accidents in Valencia. A 6-year-old girl has suffered concussion after she was hit by a loose piece of debris.

According to the Information and Coordination Centre for Emergencies (CICU), an alert was given at 2.15 p.m. that a girl had been hit by a loose plank and had suffered serious concussion, collapsing in Democracia Street in the capital of Valencia.

A 37-year-old man also suffered a head trauma from a similar occurrence in Llíria.

The influence of the storm Gloria will continue this Tuesday, with abundant rainfall in the Balearic Islands, the eastern third of the peninsula and the area of the Strait. Snowfalls will be heavier in the Iberian system and the eastern Pyrenees. Rainfall can be locally heavy or persistent in Catalonia, Valencia and Aragon.

The snowstorms have isolated 16 trucks near Andorra

A total of 16 trucks have been parked on the A-1415 road from Kilometres 14 to 20, between the town of Andorra and the N-232, due to the snow storm that has hit Lower Aragon. Sources from the Civil Guard have indicated in a statement that due to the accumulated traffic, the road has been completely cut off.


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