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 the Miño.
The Portuguese triathlete RS, 24 years old, disappeared while doing the swimming sector in 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 brought the body ashore and the judicial authority gave its approval for it to be transferred to a forensic anatomical institute, where an autopsy will be performed.
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 illness before sinking into the river. According to these testimonies, as soon as he entered the water, this athlete began to feel difficulties and asked for help.
One of the safety boats in the test approached, but when he was close to the young man, his crew saw him sink to the bottom of the river.
I practiced running regularly and wanted to debut in triathlon
Sources consulted by Efe specify that the boy practiced sports regularly, especially a career, but that this was his debut in a triathlon.
The test, called Amizade Triathlon, in which about 300 athletes enrolled, consisted, in the adult modality, in a 750-meter swimming sector, another 20 kilometers by bicycle and a third of 5 kilometers of running. .