By Laura Kemp • 16 October 2021 • 18:09
Missing army sergeants body located in Huesca. Image - Wiki
Officers of the Special Group of Underwater Activities (Geas) of the Guardia Civil have located the body of missing Army sergeant, Mario Quiros Ruiz who disappeared last Tuesday.
Ruiz was carrying out an immersion practice in the El Grado reservoir, in Huesca.
The young soldier – who would have been 23-years-old yesterday, Friday, October 15 – was confirmed to have disappeared at around 3am last Tuesday, while on the military diving exercise in the El Grado reservoir in the Huesca region of Aragon.
It is believed that the divers were operating in pairs, but that sergeant Ruiz somehow got separated from his diving partner and did not surface.
Sources close to the investigation have indicated that the body of the military man has been found at 1:50pm today, October 16, by Geas troops from the Aragon area with the help of a robot at a depth of 65 metres.
The Army announced his death today through his Twitter profile, at the same time they offered “our condolences to family and colleagues.”
“He has given his life for Spain,” they continued.
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