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Body found floating off El Bajondillo beach had several facial injuries

File photo of El Bajondillo beach.
File photo of El Bajondillo beach. / SUR
  • It was initially thought that the man, around 30, had drowned but it is hoped that the autopsy can shine light on the circumstances of his death

The Guardia Civil are investigating the death of a man aged around 30 whose body was retrieved from the sea off the coast of El Bajondillo beach in Torremolinos on Sunday evening. Initially, it was thought that he had drowned, but the deceased had received numerous blows to the face.

According to SUR sources, the body, floating face down, was discovered by a group of people on a boat who raised the alarm. The body was then taken to Puerto Marina by a Sea Rescue boat.

As far as SUR has been able to ascertain, the young man, apparently Caucasian, was wearing a pair of grey tracksuit bottoms and a brown T-shirt and was not carrying any documentation.

Besides blows to the chin, eyes and nose, all on the front of the head, no other injuries were found on other parts of the body. The results of the full autopsy report are still pending.