Woman swept to her death by flooded river in south of Spain

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RIVER DEATH: Woman's lifeless body was found after a search. Photo credit: Twitter @PC_VelezMalaga

A WOMAN was swept to her death last night (Tuesday) when she was caught out by a fast-rising river on Spain’s south coast.

Local and National Police joined firefighters and Civil Protection volunteers in the search for the woman, in her fifties after they were alerted at around 8.30pm.

Local sources say the woman was trying to cross the Rio Seco (dry river) on foot with her husband when she was swept away by the current at Hacienda La Macarena, near Velez-Malaga.

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The emergency services found the lifeless body near Bentomiz two kilometres (one mile away).

The tragic death was confirmed by the Civil Protection volunteers from Velez-Malaga on their social media pages.

⛔ En la tarde de hoy, estamos inspeccionando ríos y arroyos. Os iremos informando del estado de los mismos, a través de…

Geplaatst door Protección Civil Vélez-Málaga op Dinsdag 30 oktober 2018

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