SEARCHES continue for signs of a 25-year-old British homeless man who was, another man told the police, swept away by Malaga City’s Guadalmedina river after a heavy storm in the early hours of Wednesday morning (September 30).
As searches of the river itself have not found any signs of the man, Salvamar Alnitak sea rescue boat is scouring the area around the river mouth looking for signs, and will be joined on Thursday afternoon by the Helimer 211 helicopter and L/S Malaga Red Cross boat, emergency services have reported.
The only information the authorities have is that the missing man was 25, British and called Tony.
At 1.50am on Wednesday morning a local resident phoned the Local Police to say she could hear screams at Tetuan bridge. Officers arrived to find David, a 45-year-old Spanish man, screaming for help. In a state of nerves, the witness told the police that he had been under the bridge with Tony and tried to grab his arm as the river swelled up and swept him away, but he was dragged downstream by the current.
The police immediately evacuated a dozen people who were sleeping by the river and started searching for Tony but found no sign, and helicopters, sea rescue boats and divers were called in when daylight broke but had no more luck.