The Civil Guard has found in an area flooded by the overflow of the Segura river the body of a 58-year-old man in Orihuela (Alicante), the first fatality in the Valencian Community for the episode of cold drop and the fifth in Spain.
Sources of the Civil Guard have confirmed to Efe that the discovery occurred shortly after eight o'clock this afternoon and the helicopter has rescued him from the water in the area known as Virgen del Remedio.
From the Delegation of the Government they have added that, apparently, the man had just parked his car and when trying to cross the street, he has been dragged along a water avenue.
His body has been found a hundred meters from his home, according to these sources.
At the moment, it is waiting for the arrival of the judicial authority to proceed with the removal of the body of the man, who according to the Civil Guard is a native of Redován, a town near Orihuela, also in the Vega Baja region, the most affected of the Valencian Community by the cold drop.
The cold gout episode has already caused five fatalities. After the death of two brothers on Thursday in Caudete (Albacete) when the vehicle in which they were traveling was dragged by a flood, on the morning of this Friday the body of a man who lost his life in an underground passage flooded by the rain in the capital of Almeria.
The fourth fatality has been registered in a rambla in Baza (Granada): a 36-year-old man living in La Jámula whose family had denounced his disappearance in the morning before the National Police. His body has been found by a helicopter in a place of difficult access and very far from the place where his vehicle had previously been found.
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