WATCH: Fished out of river after flouting lockdown confinement in Spain

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A MAN who was left trapped in his car in a river in La Rioja after breaking the lockdown rules on confinement had to be rescued by Guardia Civil.

Once the officers had got him to safety they slapped sanctions on him as he was unable to justify why he was there in the first place.

It was down to the insurance company to haul the 4×4 out of the river Cidacos in the locality of Autol.

Also in La Rioja, Guardia Civil surprised seven people enjoying a barbecue on an area of waste ground in Pradejon after the smoke it created gave them away.

They tried to convince the officers they were there to burn rubbish and fertilise the area.

CREDIT: Guardia Civil Gabinete de Prensa
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Cathy Elelman

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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