According to the newspaper Marca, firefighters from the Portuguese town of Vilanova de Cerveira have located this morning the corpse of the young triathlete disappeared floating in the water of Miño.
The Portuguese RS triathlete, aged 24, disappeared when he was doing the swimming sector at the Amizade Triathlon.
The body was located about 500 meters upstream from the area where it sank, closer to the Portuguese shore than the Spanish, where the test had begun.
A Portuguese Navy vessel carried the body to the ground and the judicial authority gave its approval to be transferred to a forensic anatomical institute, where they will perform an autopsy.
The discovery of the corpse has occurred after four days of fruitless search in which aerial, aquatic and terrestrial means participated.
Some witnesses say he suffered an indisposition before starting the test
According to eyewitnesses, the young triathlete may have suffered an indisposition before sinking into the river. According to these testimonies, just after entering the water, this athlete began to feel in difficulties and asked for help.
One of the test safety boats approached, but when he was close to the young man, his crew watched him sink to the bottom of the river.
I practiced running regularly and wanted to debut in triathlon
Sources consulted by Efe point out that the boy practiced sport regularly, especially career, but that this was his premiere in a triathlon.
The test, called Amizade Triathlon, in which some 300 athletes were enrolled, consisted, in the modality for adults, in a sector of 750 meters by swimming, another of 20 kilometers by bicycle and a third of 5 kilometers of running race .
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