July 9, 2020

Mexican hiker disappeared 12 days ago in the Pyrenees

Members of the search operation of the Mexican hiker who disappeared in the Pyrenees of Huesca twelve days ago when he was taking a walk have found his body today on the northern slope of Nabain peak, in the municipality of Fanlo.

According to the Civil Guard, the body of Jesus R.G., 71, has been evacuated by members of the rescue team of the Armed Institute in the helicopter of the Corps to the deposit of the town of Boltaña to be autopsied.

Sources of the rescue operation have not specified the possible hypotheses regarding the death of the hiker and have preferred to wait for the results of the autopsy on the body before establishing the causes.

The area where the body has been found by two volunteers of the operation demanded of the deceased – according to the last testimony given by a pastor who saw him walk in the direction of Morillo de Tou – a journey of between five or six hours.

The trail of the hiker was lost last day 1 of this month after leaving his daughter's house in the town of Vió to take the daily walk every morning after his arrival from Mexico, about a month ago.

Over the twelve days, rescue team members and volunteer staff have recognized a wide area of ​​steep, forested terrain, ravines and areas of high technical difficulty, on rough terrain and with very lush vegetation.

With off-road vehicles and motorcycles, tracks, roads, firewalls and walkable paths have been beaten in an area of ​​approximately 300 square kilometers while the Civil Guard helicopter has made low-altitude flights recognizing an area of ​​about 1,000 km2.

The search involved more than half a thousand people, including members of the various rescue groups of the Civil Guard of Boltaña, Jaca, Panticosa, Benasque, Huesca, Viella, Roncal and Pamplona, ​​with dogs specialized in the search for missing persons .

In addition, firefighters from the Diputación and the city council of Zaragoza and from the regions of Ribagorza and Alto Gallego have participated, as well as the Citizen Security posts of the Civil Guard of Graus, Boltaña, Fiscal, Benasque, Torla, Bielsa, Ainsa and Seira, and Seprona.

Specialists have also participated with drones from Huesca and Madrid, as well as agents of nature protection from the Government of Aragon, Civil Protection of Sobrarbe, mountain guides and volunteers, supported in the last days by six 'rescuers' from Mexico.

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