Emergency personnel have found this Sunday the body of a 21-year-old young man who disappeared on Saturday night in the bed of the Pisuerga river as it passed through the city of Valladolid. The search operations for the boy began at around 10 p.m., when the 112 of Castilla y León received a call for help from one of the piers near the water, an area very frequented in summer by young people to swim or meet, but which enabled for the bathroom.
The firefighters, the local Police, Civil Protection, the Castilla y León rescue and rescue association and a team of toilets traveled to the place, but had to cancel the search when night fell and the lack of visibility made it impossible to continue with the search. tracking. The works have resumed this Sunday morning, when the body has been found.
The deceased was of Senegalese origin, according to sources from the Government delegation. The victim was with at least one of her sisters and several friends when she got into the water, according to the testimonies collected. Then they heard him screaming for help and lost sight of him. Emergency services found the young man’s belongings in the area where he was last seen alive.
The jetty is located near the Condesa Eylo bridge and the body has been rescued about 200 meters from that point in the La Rondilla neighborhood, near the Ribera de Castilla park and the mouth of the Esgueva river in the Pisuerga. This area is not enabled for bathing, as in other piers that the river has in the city. The fluvial beach of Las Moreras, just a few minutes walk from the area of the death, is delimited and it is very common for Valladolid people to swim in it in summer.
The Valladolid firefighters received another call for help this Sunday morning from a young woman who could not get out of the river and had held on to some branches. He has finally been able to leave the water by his means and the rescue has not been necessary. This notice has come from the vicinity of the Science Museum, about three kilometers from the place where the young man died this Saturday.
Just over a year ago, a 36-year-old man also drowned in the Pisuerga. The man jumped into the water in a drunken state to try to swim to the other shore, but disappeared and his body was found four days later in the river.
Underwater rescue specialists insist that, although the river surface appears calm, there may be strong currents in the depth, as well as vegetation or thermal changes that can limit the mobility of the bather and cause hypothermia.