WHILST Spain is still mourning the heart-breaking death of little Julen, the body of a 45-year-old man has been found in a well in Villanueva de Trabuco, Malaga.
After the biggest rescue operation in Spain’s history took place in efforts to find Julen, another search was activated by the Guardia Civil after a man, who was out walking with his dog at around noon yesterday (Sunday), had not returned home.
A 112-call received yesterday at 11:10 pm was passed on to the Service Operations Center (COS) of the Guardia Civil, which activated a search of the area where the man disappeared.
Members of the Group of Underwater Activities (GEAS) and of the Group of Rescue and Intervention in Mountain (GREIM) of the Benemerita ended the search at 2.50 am when the man’s body was found inside a three metre well which, in this case, contained water.
According to official reports, the 45-year-old had already passed away when the GEAS found him.
The Guardia Civil is investigating the circumstances.
In a third incident, a 61 year-old woman was rescued alive yesterday, but suffering from hypothermia after falling into a well in Salcedo.
She was found clinging on to tubes with water reaching up to her waist, and was rescued by Pontevedra Firefighters, one of whom was lowered into the hole with an evacuation harness.
A tripod with ropes was then used to pull the woman out of the well, in Calle Cabana.
She was treated at the scene after ‘presenting symptoms of hypothermia’.