By Natasha Brewer •
Published: 04 Jun 2021 • 11:23
Body of missing young man found in the Ebro near Miravet. Image: Pinterest
Body of missing young man found in the Ebro near Miravet.
FIREFIGHTERS have recovered the body of a 15-year-old Sabadell teenager who went missing in the river Ebro in Miravet on Thursday at midday after entering the water without a lifejacket to swim following a kayaking expedition organised by his high school in Sabadell.
At approximately 1pm, his body was discovered 250 metres from where he was last seen. According to 20 Minutos, firefighters were tasked with rescuing him from the river’s bottom.
The Mossos have taken control of the body in order to do expert analysis and identification. Five minutes before 5pm, about four hours after the investigation began, his body was found.
Teams of firefighters – equipped with a helicopter, six boats, an underwater GRAE, a canine unit, and command – 13 Mossos – also equipped with a helicopter and divers – Guardia Civil, as well as members of the SEM and Red Cross – had been mobilised for the operation.
According to the Mossos d’Esquadra and the fire brigade, it was the young man’s teachers who notified the 112 emergency telephone number of his absence at 13.06, prompting the deployment of a huge search operation.
The young man was kayaking on the river Ebro near Miravet (Tarragona), where he had embarked with his friends from Sabadell high school on the so-called Platgeta del Miravet.
The fire department dispatched 14 units to the region, including a helicopter, dive teams, and a boat, as part of a search operation that also included the activation of the Mossos d’Esquadra and the Medical Emergency System (SEM).
As reported by Axarquia Plus
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