FOLLOWING on from the recent news by Euro Weekly News of a 41-years-old Spanish man who had been missing since early this morning when his boat capsized off the coast of Puntal de Laredo (Cantabria), it has been just been reported that the Government of Cantabria’s helicopter has located a body in the marshes of Santoña.
The 41-year-old man was with another fisherman on a boat which capsized in breakwater near the Puntal.
The other man managed to swim to the shore, after which he raised the alarm to the Emergency Attention Centre 112 at around 4.00 a.m., activating the Maritime Rescue.
Health personnel from the 061 stationed at the site attended the 37-year-old fisherman, also a resident of Santoña, who presented a wound on his face and symptoms of hypothermia.
In the early hours of the morning, a search party was set in motion, made up of firemen from the Government of Cantabria, equipped with divers, together with agents from the Civil Guard, who initially inspected the area with no results.
The Maritime Rescue helicopter which was incorporated during the night resumed early this morning to continue the search tasks by air and has been the one to locate the body.
Until the rescue and recovery of the body, it cannot be confirmed whether it belongs to the fisherman José Luis Muela Revilla, who disappeared early this morning in the area of Puntal de Laredo.