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British tourist found dead after mountain rescue in Pyrenees

The man was found near the summit of Aspe.
The man was found near the summit of Aspe.
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Ewa Sas

29 June 2024 16:31

A rescue team near the summit of Aspe in the western Pyrenees found a British tourist. The man hailed from London and went missing last Monday in the mountains. The Spanish Guardia Civil reported that rescuers found him only on Thursday. Unfortunately, the Briton is deceased.

According to the Spanish Guardia Civil, the man was found by three search and rescue team members, who then contacted the aviation unit, which transported him to a nearby mountain shelter.

On Monday around 6:00 PM (18:00), the Interpol office in Manchester contacted the Spanish authorities and provided the coordinates from the electronic bracelet the man was wearing. Experts from the French police specialising in mountain rescue also participated in locating the tourist.

It was determined that the man was walking between Lizara and Candanchú's mountain shelters.

We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Spain and are in contact with the local authorities - conveyed a spokesperson from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

Tourists are perishing in the Spanish Pyrenees. this is another such case

In 2021, the body of 37-year-old Esther Dingley, who had gone missing nearly seven months earlier, was found in the Pyrenees. The French prosecutor leading the investigation into her disappearance determined that during a solo crossing of the Pyrenees, she fell from a height of 30 metres (98 feet) and ruled her death accidental.

Her last message was a selfie she took at the summit of Pic de Sauvegarde and sent to her partner, Daniel Colegate, in November 2020.

Authorities believed that Dingley, an experienced hiker, slipped and fell from a steep slope near the summit of Port de la Glère at a height of 700 metres (2,297 feet).

Daniel Colegate did everything he could to find her.

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