By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 17 Jul 2020 • 15:23
FOUND: The search team found the man over the Granada border in Cullar.
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria
GUARDIA Civil officers tracked down a man who went missing in the village of Hijate on Thursday after a 12-hour search operation.
The man’s wife contacted the authorities after her husband left home at around 5am in what she said was a very altered state.
Concerns were heightened by the fact the missing man is undergoing medical treatment which can cause disorientation, the Guardia reported.
The search effort, on foot and by car, and supported by the Guardia air and canine services, ended at 5.30pm that afternoon when the man was eventually located over the Granada border in Cullar municipality.
He was disorientated and dehydrated, and was taken to the Seron medical centre.
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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.
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