A father and his son find body floating in the sea in Fuerteventura

2020/07/25 08:50:50 Written by Canarian Weekly Fuerteventura

Yesterday morning (Friday), a father and his son, found the corpse of a man of sub-Saharan origin, floating off the coast of Morro Jable, south of Fuerteventura whilst they were sailing.

The Guardia Civil has opened an investigation to determine the cause of death and where the body came from, but the first hypotheses suggest that it could be a migrant who tried to reach the Archipelago by boat, and fell into the sea between four and five days ago, due to the state of decomposition.

Maritime Rescue yesterday continued the search for two small vessels that supposedly left the Sahara several days ago heading for the Islands.

The discovery took place when the two people, who were in a pleasure boat, alerted emergency services of the sighting a mile from the Morro Jable lighthouse, in the municipality of Pájara, of a corpse that was floating in the sea.

These in turn gave notice to Maritime Rescue which mobilized Salvamar Mizar. Officers from the Guardia Civil Judicial Police also joined the rescue to start the investigation into the body.