Sunday 18 March 2018

Bodies found in search for two women missing after late-night holiday swim at popular Spanish tourist resort

Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain.
Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain.

Kate Ferguson

Two bodies have been found in the Mediterranean by search and rescue teams looking for two British women missing after going for a late-night swim.

They were discovered two miles from Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava, where the women aged 33 and 36 disappeared at 4.15am today, Spanish search and rescue service Salvamento Maritimo said.

In a tweet it said the bodies were found shortly after noon local time and had been taken to the neighbouring town of Blanes, 40 miles north of Barcelona.

Salvamento Maritimo said the bodies were discovered by a rescue helicopter.

Emergency services were called out at 4.15am after the pair failed to return from their swim with a larger group of women at the beach in the popular tourist resort.

Before they were found, a Salvamento Maritimo spokesman said: "The weather and the conditions of the sea are very bad. We know the women are in danger in the sea. We don't know why they went for a swim."

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm that two British nationals were reported missing in Lloret de Mar on 1st October.

"We are in touch with the local authorities and have offered consular assistance."

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