Body of policeman found after being swept away in river rescue

SEARCH: More than 200 were involved in the search for Guardia Civil police officer SEARCH: More than 200 were involved in the search for Guardia Civil police officer Twitter / @EmergenciasSev

AFTER three days of searching the body of the Guardia Civil officer swept away by floodwaters in Spain  has been found.  

The officer was rescuing a trapped motorist from his vehicle in a swollen stream when he lost his footing.

Diego Díaz, originally from Malaga, was swept away by the fast-flowing water in Guillena in Sevilla in Andalucia on Saturday evening.

At 10am this morning (Tuesday) after a search involving more than 200 people the body was located.

According to initial reports, the body was found around 300 metres from where the accident happened on Saturday night.

Karl Smallman

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