Search For Woman Who Fell Into River In Spain’s Avila

A search is underway for 66-year-old woman who fell into the Corneja River in Spain’s Avila and was swept away

The Government Delegation in Castilla y Lyon reported that the woman fell into the Corneja River on Saturday afternoon, December 12 between the Avila municipalities of Villafranca de la Sierra and Navacepedilla de Corneja, and was swept downstream by the current. As reported by Efe, the woman’s son plunged into the river to save her but after injuring his leg said “he could barely save himself.”

Guardia Civil and GREIM patrols from El Barco de Avila converged at the area where she disappeared and a wide-scale search was launched. Members of the Special Group of Underwater Activities from Madrid also joined the search and a helicopter was requested to comb the area from the air.



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Sarah Keane

Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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