Guardia’s Body Found

AND Guardia Body FoundThe body of the Guardia Civil policeman who had been swept away trying to rescue people from a river in Sevilla on the 17th has finally been found.

His body was located on the 20th, after three days of intensive searches, just 300 metres further downstream thanks to the receding flood-water level.

Corporal Diego Díez had been participating in the rescue of three people from a stranded car in the swollen Arroyo Galapagar in Guillena. The driver was rescued but, during this moment the 50-year-old guardsman from Antequera was swept away.

Over 200 people from the Guardia Civil, fire service, Infoca and Policía Local took part in the search, as well as volunteers from the Protección Civil in Sevilla, Santiponce, Burguillos and Bollullos.

The Mayor of Antequera declared three days of mourning on the 20th, 21st and 22nd with all official flags flying at half mast.

On the same day as the disappearance, five young lads had gone out on scrambling bikes near Martos in Jaén, one of them was swept away trying to cross a stream. His bike was found six kilometres downstream that morning and his body that same afternoon.

(News: Guillena, Sevilla, Andalucia)

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