The lifeless body of a middle-aged man, aged between 30 and 40, was washed up on the river beach in Santa Eulària des Riu, during Saturday night.
The body was found at about 4.50 a.m. when the local police received a call informing them of a man presumed drowned near the beach watchtower.
The Guardia Civil are now investigating to determine the identity of the person and his cause of death. A Guardia Civil spokesman said the body did not show any type of injury, so the most likely hypothesis is drowning.
The evening before the discovery, local police had begun a search that began at 11:30 p.m. At that time, they had been alerted about a man who had undressed and gone into the sea, but had not returned.
Immediately, a patrol began searching the area with their flashlights. Meanwhile the Red Cross of the Sea also joined the search effort. Despite hours of searching, they found nothing. Then at 4.50 a.m. a second call was received from a group of people trying to pull the body of a man from the sea.
The local agents returned to the area to recover the body. Once there, they could see that the body was that of a middle-aged man with obvious signs that he had been dead for “some time”.