Firefighters recover dead body from a river in the Malaga town of Tolox

Firefighters recover dead body from a river in the Malaga town of Tolox

Image of location where body was found. Credit: Twitter@E112Andalucia

The dead body of an unidentified man has been recovered from a river in the Malaga town of Tolox by firefighters.

According to Emergencies 112 Andalucia, the lifeless body of a man, of which no further information is known, has been recovered this afternoon, Saturday, June 4, in the Rio de Los Caballos, in the Malaga municipality of Tolox.

A few minutes before 4pm, the 112 operators received a distress call from an individual who reported that a man had drowned in the river. They informed the service that the body was on the shore but in an area of ​​difficult access.

112 immediately mobilised emergency services to the location, including an ambulance from the  061 Health Emergency Centre, the Fire Department of the Provincial Consortium, and patrols from the Local Police and the Guardia Civil.

Firefighters confirmed the rescue of a deceased man. The Guardia Civil has activated the judicial protocol to establish the causes surrounding the so-far unexplained death.


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