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Ines Gomila She died after being hit by waves in the Italian town of Furore, on the Amalfi Coast, while photographing the sea in the middle of a storm. The woman was accompanied by her husband who managed to save his life after clinging to the rocks, and he was taken to a hospital in the area, according to local media reports.

Gomila, 36, from Córdoba. Together with her partner they had decided to go spend the day in the municipality of Furore, near Naples, one of the most prominent and exclusive tourist spots in Italy.

A storm had broken out in the place, but both decided to go closer to the sea, presumably to take some photos, when they were hit by a wave that dragged the woman away. His body was later recovered from the water by the Coast Guard.

While, the man was rescued by a neighbor who managed to save him with a rope, and then transferred to the Castiglione di Ravello hospital to check your health status.

“The waves were too strong, which didn’t allow us to go looking for her,” said Luigi Perrelli, the rescuer who helped the victim’s husband out of the water.

At this time, the Salerno Prosecutor’s Office is investigating what happened, according to the public channel RAI.

The Amalfi Coast affected by the storm

Strong storm surges hit the Italian coastal strip on Wednesday, from Vietri sul Mare to Positano.

The most affected municipality was Maiori, where the promenade was covered in sand and rubble and the sea “swallowed the pier”.

Faced with this situation, the mayor ordered the closure of the promenade and the area was cordoned off. The weather alert is still high.

Source: Pagina12

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