The divers of the Civil Guard located, on Tuesday the corpses of the two German fishermen who disappeared on Friday after frontally colliding their boat against another in the reservoir of Mequinenza, also known as the Sea of Aragon. It is the largest reservoir in the Ebro basin and one of the largest in Spain.
The victims were 54 and 55 years old and had travelled from Germany to practice sport fishing in this large marsh, which is highly appreciated by fans from Spain and abroad.
The accident occurred on Friday afternoon. After several days of intense traces, this Monday afternoon he found the bodies 800 meters from the pier of the Nautical Club of Caspe, in the area where the two boats collided.
In the task of locating and rescuing the bodies, a total of twelve Civil Guard divers took part, five belonging to the Group of Specialists in Underwater Activities (GEAS) based in Huesca and seven arrived from Barcelona.
In the search tasks that have been carried out during all these days have also intervened firefighters of the Diputación de Zaragoza, with zodiacs and supported with a drone that took images from the air. Likewise, batches were made along the banks, in case the water had dragged the bodies to land. And the Civil Guard also moved to the area a helicopter that conducted aerial traces. A unit of Zaragoza firefighters was even added to the device with a trained dog to search for corpses trapped underwater.
Finally, the bodies of these two German fishermen have been rescued after repeated divers’ dives and in difficult conditions of underwater visibility, as the images taken by the Civil Guard during the development of this device have shown.
Source: ABC Aragon