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Body of missing British climber found in Majorca

Published on 30/04/2004

30 April 2004

PALMA – Spanish Civil Guards have recovered the body of a British climber who apparently fell to his death while scaling a seaside cliff on the holiday island of Majorca.

Authorities said that the body of the 35-year-old man, who was not identified, was discovered Thursday in the water following an exhausting air-sea search launched after he fell from the cliffs the day before.

The man’s wife was filming him climb the cliff in the Porto Cristo area of the island and watched horrified as he fell into the rough seas below, according to police.

A helicopter, boats and a jet-ski were used in the search but it was called off as darkness fell late Wednesday and then resumed Thursday morning.

Civil Guard officers said the victim was spending a few days holiday on Majorca with his wife and their two daughters, and was scheduled to return to Britain the evening the accident occurred.

A team of psychologists were treating the man’s wife for shock and psychological trauma.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news