By Chris King •
Published: 10 Nov 2022 • 19:01
Image of GAES divers.
According to Emergencies 112, as reported on its Twitter profile today, Thursday, November 10, the skipper of a fishing boat died today when his vessel sank off the coast of the Almeria province town of Nijar.
The 112 switchboards received a call at 2:15pm from two other crew members of the stricken boat. They informed the operator that they had managed to reach the coast of Los Escullos beach by holding on to a ball, but that the ship’s skipper remained trapped in the sunken craft.
A helicopter from the Maritime Rescue services was immediately deployed to the location, along with a rescue boat. Divers from the Guardia Civil’s Special Underwater Activities Group (GEAS) were also dispatched.
The rescue operation continued until the divers eventually discovered the lifeless body of the boat’s skipper. The relevant judicial protocols were subsequently initiated.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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