An end to the series with the identification of the bodies of two German tourists who had been declared missing in Spain last August came only today.
Authorities in Spain announced today (18/9/2023) that they have identified the bodies of two Germans who they were missing after a storm in late August off the Balearic Islands Islands.
A representative of the civil protection service emphasized today to AFP that these two bodies – which were foundaccording to the press, southeast of the island of Mallorca on September 4 and 5 – it was a 53-year-old man and his 19-year-old son, who they had disappeared on August 27.
These two Germans were sailing between the islands of Minorca and Majorca when they were shipwrecked.
Two young Argentines, surfing off the coast of Malagain southern Spain, they also disappeared that day as strong winds and heavy rain battered Spanish coasts in the Mediterranean.
The Spanish maritime rescue service announced today in a press release that ended the search for them after spending “15 hours daily” scanning an area “over 9,000 square meters” using sea and air.
They were reported missing by a friend and a search began on August 28.
A week after these four disappearances, Spain was hit by torrential rains that left six people dead in the central part of the country.