Hiker dies after a fall

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.

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