Diver’s Body Recovered

SPN Drowned Diver Recovered AG20Guardia Civil divers recovered the body of a man at a depth of over 90 metres off the coast of Mallorca the 9th of August.

Owing to the depth the Guardia Civil could not use their normal divers belonging to the Grupo Especial de Actividades Subacuáticas (Geas) based in Mallorca.

A diving companion of the victim suffered from the bends trying to reach the body which had been on the seabed several hours. The Geas firsts reconnoitred the area where the victim lay, marking the area with buoys and gauging the depth. Seeing that it was over 80 metres to the seabed the decided to call in the Unidad de Buceo Profundo (Deep-Sea Diving Unit), based in Madrid.

Whilst waiting for the divers specialised in working at depth to arrive the Geas used a ROV camera but found that visibility was almost none existent. Even with the help of a remotely operated vehicles or ROV they were unable to locate the body until the next day.

Finally, at a depth of 92 metres they located the body and using the robotic arm on the submersible to bring the body up to a level that was safer for divers to operate and from there to bring it to the surface where their boat was waiting.

The victim was taken to main port on the island where a coroner signed the death certificate and gave permission for the body to be taken for an autopsy.

(News: Mallorca, Balearic Islands)


  4 comments for “Diver’s Body Recovered

  1. August 13, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Julie: The situation has been covered by the BBC and every major news network and newspaper group around the world – the Seaside Gazette is hardly going to add something that they haven’t already covered.

    One thing is when we publish a subject (Galician smoking ban) and the BBC does something afterwards but quite another when a national news item has already had the guts kicked out of it by major news outlets.

    The fact is that he isn’t facing any charges in Spain and therefore can go where ever he likes and until he is tried here or found guilty in Switzerland, changing street names is jumping the gun – the presumption of innocence.

    I can do, and have done before, an article on the complication involved in changing street names for those that live on them, but just to rehash what the BBC, CNN, RT and every major media group have already done is pointless.

  2. julie
    August 13, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    National news is the forrmer King Juan Carlos of Spain is an alleged criminal syphoning millions
    of euros in a deal with Saudi Arabia from the Spainsh taxpayer into a Swiss Bank Account and buggering off to exile to Portugal.

    I would have thought this was hufe National News for the Seaside Gazette, but I was

    Over 600 towns are about to rename their streets (at a cost to the taxpayer) even before he is tried (if he ever will be).

    That will probably include Avenida Juan Carlos in Almunecar?

  3. August 13, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Russel: You might have noticed that it is in the “National News” section. You might have also noticed that we ran an article on the Galician Government banning smoking on the streets (if social distancing can’t be met). In fact, you might even want to have a look through the whole “National News” section, which would answer your own question, perhaps.

    We also do articles for the Valle de Lecrin, Poniente de Granada, Alpujarra, Montes Orientales, Altiplano de Granada and the Metropolitan Area… none of which are on the Costa Tropical. For that matter neither are Nerja, Torrox or anywhere else in Andalucía outside our province is on the Costa Tropical; they under the “Axarquía” Section or the “Andalusian” Section.

    So, exactly what is the problem, Russel?

  4. Russell
    August 13, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Why are you reporting on something in Mallorca? Because it makes a ‘good’ story…?

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