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Mystery of naked reservoir couple that met a violent death while out kayaking

The police search. :: EFE
The police search. :: EFE

Two bodies found in the water of a reservoir in Girona province this week are believed to be those of a young couple who disappeared in late August.

The couple, named only as Marc (23) and Paula (21) from Barcelona province, had set off on 24 August on a kayaking trip to the Sudgueda reservoir in the foothills of the Pyrennes.

They were reported missing when they failed to return. Initial investigations found their empty car underwater at the end of a ramp, suggesting it was pushed there, and their kayak surfaced two days later.

There was no sign of the couple, however, and police divers have been searching the lake for over a month. On Wednesday, helped by a drop in the water level, two bodies were spotted.

Pending an autopsy, police believe they are the missing couple. They were found naked and showing signs of violence, in a different part of the lake from their car, police said.