African found wandering on mountain

17th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

17 August 2007, MADRID (AP) – Police on Thursday detained a 27-year old immigrant from the heart of Africa who was found wandering without food or water near the snowy peak of mainland Spain's highest mountain, officials said.

17 August 2007

MADRID (AP) – Police on Thursday detained a 27-year old immigrant from the heart of Africa who was found wandering without food or water near the snowy peak of mainland Spain's highest mountain, officials said.

A group of climbers first discovered the man, who is from Mali, on Wednesday, walking around on a 3,392-metre high peak called Veleta in the Sierra Nevada range of southern Spain.

They took the man to a shelter where he was given food and water and the man asked that the police should not be notified.

The young man was soon on his way again, this time approaching the top of mainland Spain's tallest mountain, the 3,482-metre high Mulhacen mountain, where a forest ranger found him and took him to a nearby town, where police were notified.

Police are trying to identify the man and discover what he was doing up in the mountains without provisions or equipment. If found to be in Spain illegally he could be expelled.

(Copyright AP with Expatica)

Subject: Spanish news

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