AFTER three days of searching the body of the Guardia Civil officer swept away by floodwaters in Spain has been found.
The officer was rescuing a trapped motorist from his vehicle in a swollen stream when he lost his footing.
Diego Díaz, originally from Malaga, was swept away by the fast-flowing water in Guillena in Sevilla in Andalucia on Saturday evening.
At 10am this morning (Tuesday) after a search involving more than 200 people the body was located.
According to initial reports, the body was found around 300 metres from where the accident happened on Saturday night.
Nos confirman desde el #PMA de #Guillena el hallazgo del cuerpo sin vida del Cabo 1º de @guardiacivil desaparecido. Nos unimos al dolor de la familia y toda la @guardiacivil #DEP pic.twitter.com/Wc6OEoVp5j
— Emergencias 112 (@E112Andalucia) March 20, 2018
Nuestro más sentido pésame para la familia, compañeros y seres queridos de Diego, el Cabo de la @guardiacivil de #Guillena fallecido en acto de servicio al socorrer a una persona en el río.
Descansa en Paz, compañero.
“El Honor es tu divisa” pic.twitter.com/lX7U3zZKQn
— Emergencias Sevilla (@EmergenciasSev) March 20, 2018