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Brit ex-armed forces diver’s body found by search teams off Spanish coast

Written by on May 25, 2019

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Article Written & Published By: Daily Star

Brit ex-armed forces diver’s body found by search teams off Spanish coast

A BRIT diver’s body has been recovered from the sea after a massive search took place off the coast of Spain following his disappearance.

SEARCH: Rescue teams were searching for the missing diver (Pic: SOLARPIX)

The unnamed former member of the British Army, aged 70, was reported missing on Thursday afternoon.

He had been diving close to the Hormigas Islands which are popular location for divers with sunken wrecks and normally good conditions.

A huge search operation was undertaken and finally the Maritime Rescue Service confirmed that his body had been found 52 metres under water.

Maritime Rescue tweeted: “Located the body of the diver disappeared in #CabodePalos at 1.3m NE of Hormigas and 52 metres deep by GEAS divers.”

The former soldier is believed to have been with a diving school based in Cabo De Palos, near Cartagena in the south of Spain.

The man was last season by the Hormigas Islands by other divers.

Coastguards, helicopters, divers and a Red Cross boat were all involved in trying to find the missing diver.

Spanish Navy boats were also deployed in the search operation due to the poor conditions.

FOUND: The body of the 70-year-old has been recovered (Pic: SOLARPIX)

A remote operation submarine was used from the Clara Campoamo tug boat to send images to the surface.

The dead man is believed to be living in Guardamar del Segura, Alicante.

A government delegate, Francisco Jimenez, reportedly said he “lamented the tragic outcome but thanked the effort and work of Salvage, Red Cross, Navy, Civil Guard and the Emergency Coordination Service 112”.

A Spanish Coastguard spokesman said when the rescue mission started: “The missing man is a British ex-member of the Armed Forces aged 70.

“A Civil Guard and Coastguard helicopter are taking turns to search for him.”


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