Body found off Málaga coast thought to be missing flood victim

A body found yesterday about 600 metres off the Málaga coast between Benalmádena and Fuengirola is thought to that of the resident of Pizarra who went missing during the storms twelve days ago.

The badly decomposed body was spotted by the crew of a tug boat and they alerted the authorities.

The body was taken to Fuengirola where tests are being carried out to positively identify the victim, although early indications such as clothing and fingerprints, suggest that is indeed the missing resident of Pizarra.

The man had been working as a watchman on a farm when the floods occurred and witnesses reported seeing him swept away by the force of the water. Since that time, searches have been carried out in the area and all the way down to the Guadalhorce basin as calculations showed that the body could have been dragged down to the sea by currents and tides.

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