French diver's body found off Spain's 'Coast of Death'

26th July 2009, Comments 0 comments

Emergency workers recovered Saturday the body of a French scuba diver in northeastern Spain one day after he was reported missing, the local government and media said.

Madrid - Emergency workers recovered Saturday the body of a French scuba diver in northeastern Spain one day after he was reported missing, the local government and media said.

The unidentified man was found off the coast of Cape Vilan in Galicia, a region of coves and inlets popular with divers, the nearby municipality of Camarinas said in a statement.

He had gone underwater fishing with three other friends in the area on Friday.

When he did not return to the boat with the others at the agreed hour, one of his friends called maritime police who launched an extensive search involving a helicopter, a boat and several divers.

The man appears to have died from blows to his body which he suffered as waves pushed him repeatedly against rocks when the tide came in.

His body was taken to a hospital in La Coruna where an autopsy will be performed.

Cape Vilan is located along the so-called "Coast of Death" because of the large number of shipwrecks that have been smashed to pieces on the rugged shoreline.

AFP / Expatica

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