A 26 year old youth from Maro died on Tuesday after having being discovered, injured, in a clump of bushes.
The man, who was suffering multiple bruising, was discovered at around 17:30 and was treated by local health personnel. At 20:15 he was transferred to the Hospital Comarcal in Vélez-Málaga but died at around 23:00.
According to the hospital, at the time of his admission to hospital he was apparently already in cardiac arrest. The Guardia Civil is investigating the incident.