SPAIN has been hit with tragedy over the weekend, as two people sadly lost their lives in accidents on the Spanish mountains.
On the morning of Saturday, January 4, the lifeless body of a 55-year-old Spanish man was found on a mountain in Queralbs, Girona, an area renowned across Spain for its natural beauty. As reported by the emergency services, the man is believed to have fallen from a height of 200 metre and died as a result of the injuries sustained from the impact of the fall.
Just a few hours later, a 23-year-old man fell to his death in Montellá Martinet, a municipality located south of the Cerdanya region. The young man had been out for the day snowboarding and is thought to have got into difficulty on the slopes, falling from a height of 300 metres.
In both of the tragic accidents, specialised members of the Special Actions Group (GRAE) were deployed by helicopter with members of the Mountain Intervention Unit to retrieve the bodies of the victims from the mountains.
As Euro Weekly News understands, the victims’ next of kin have been notified and are being supported by the police.