Members of the Special Rescue Team for Mountain Intervention (EREIM) of the Civil Guard recovered the lifeless body of a hiker in the municipality of Onil on Thursday.
The 42-year-old male is thought to have suffered a fall while hiking in an inaccessible mountain area known as Plaza Malva.
The alert was raised by a group of climbers who saw the body from the top of a slope.
Unable to get to the body the Guardi Civil called upon the mountain rescue team to recover and move the body to an area where it could be examined by a forensic doctor.
An investigation is underway by the Judicial Police team of Villena, although everything indicates that it is an accidental fall.