Body of missing British climber found in Spain

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Body of missing British climber found in Spain


The body of a British mountaineer who went missing a week ago has been found in Spain.

Barrie Cadd, 24, was found trapped inside a nine-metre gorge in the Picos de Europa National Park in northern Spain, reports thelocal.es.

Mr Cadd disappeared last week when he attempted to reach an 8,500ft peak alone.

He was last seen by friends who turned back before the summit of Pena Vieja, after deciding to press on alone.

The Daily Mail reports that an air and land search, involving three helicopters, was launched when he failed to return to his friends.

According to The Sun, Barrie, from Bideford, Devon, was an activity instructor with the Calvert Trust for disabled people, and had been supporting a trip through the trust.

The trust's chief executive Tony Potter told the paper: "He will be greatly missed."

The Picos de Europa National Park is a national park in the Picos de Europa mountain range in northern Spain.

The total area of the park is 646.60 km² and is shared by Castilla y León, Asturias, and Cantabria.

The highest point of the park is in Torre de Cerredo peak, at 2,648m above mean sea level (AMSL).

At 2,617m, Pena Vieja is the ninth highest point of the Picos de Europa.

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