A MASSIVE search operation has come to an end in Mallorca after the authorities confirmed that they had found a body ‘that could correspond with that of the child’ who disappeared in the flash floods that swept the island last week.
The body was discovered yesterday (Tuesday).
The five-year-old, Arthur Robinson, disappeared after being swept away by the severe floods on the island on October 9.
The rescue operation searched several parts of the river Ses Plenes which stretches between Sant Llorenç and Son Carrió and Arthur Robinson’s body was discovered about 500 metres away from the last bridge in the town of Sant Llorenç.
Tonight (Wednesday 17), a memorial service will be held at 7pm by the Bishop of Mallorca, Sebastià Taltavull, to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on the island after last week’s severe flooding.
The service will be held in the Parish of Nostra Senyora dels Dolors in Manacor and King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are expected to attend to pay their respects.
With the discovery of the lifeless body of Arthur, the number of fatalities on the island has now risen to 13 according to Spanish media.
El operativo de rescate de las inundaciones en el Levante de Mallorca confirman el hallazgo de un cuerpo que se podría corresponder con el del menor desaparecido desde el pasado día 9.
— Emergències 112 Illes Balears (@112IllesBalears) October 17, 2018