Dead body of missing man found in La Corona volcano in Lanzarote
The fire brigade and Guardia Civil in Lanzarote have found the dead body of a 29-year-old man who fell down the La Corona volcano in the north of the island when he was hiking, and whose disappearance was reported by his father in Madrid several days ago.
Sources from the Lanzarote Emergency Services have conformed that his body had to be retrieved on foot using a stretcher, because strong winds made it impossible to recover it with a helicopter.
The sources have indicated that it is the body of a young man who was on holiday on the island and whose father raised the alarm as he was unable to contact him by phone.
At first, the search for him started in the Risco beach area, because the father had provided some selfies that he had sent to his mobile phone, and later, after the Guardia Civil located his car parked near Yé, close to the volcano, they started looking in this area instead.
Despite the fact that a first unsuccessful search was made in the area ON Monday, they returned yesterday, when his body was found in a “treacherous and dangerous area”, according to the emergency services.
After being retrieved, the man was confirmed as being dead by paramedics and his body was then taken by helicopter for examination and formal identification.
This is the second person who has fallen into a volcano whilst hiking in the last 10 days after a female walker was injured in Fuerteventura after being blown over by strong winds.
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