By Laura Kemp • 18 June 2021 • 11:10
Image - Junta de Andalucia
THE emergency services have located the man who disappeared yesterday, June 17, after being dragged by the sea when he was on an inflatable on the coast of the Almeria town of Roquetas de Mar, as reported by Emergencias 112 Andalucia.
Minutes before midnight, a notice was received informing of the discovery of an inflatable mat with similar characteristics to the one that the missing person was seen on. As indicated, it had been located on the Zapillo beach, in the capital Almeria.
Shortly afterwards, at around 1am, Salvamento Marítimo informed 112 that the man had been located in the Aguadulce fish farm. He was transferred to the Port of Almería where he was assisted by a medical team from the Andalucian Health Service (SAS) who took him to the Torrecárcenas hospital for evaluation. Guardia Civil sources have specified that the man has been admitted for observation at the aforementioned hospital.
The event occurred around 7pm yesterday when several witnesses warned that there were two bathers on two inflatable mats about 400 metres from the shore in Playa de las Palmerillas asking for help.
One of them managed to reach land, while the other was dragged out to sea, so a search team was mobilised both by sea and air to try and locate the man.
Maritime Rescue vessels, Guardia Civil and the Red Cross participated in the search, together with the Almeria Rescue helicopter. Local Police, Civil Protection and the National Police Force were also alerted.
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