4 Sep, 2007 @ 09:19
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Immigrant found wandering on Spain’s highest peaks

POLICE have arrested an immigrant who was found wandering without food or water in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

27-year-old Tony Brascons, who immigration officials believe is from the African country of Mali, was first located by a group of mountaineers at the summit of Veleta – at 3,392 metres above sea level, Spain’s second highest peak.

According to reports, the mountaineers gave the immigrant food and water before he set off for Mulhacén – the highest peak on the Iberian peninsula at 3,482 metres – where a park ranger alerted the police.

Police do not yet know how Brascons, who was dressed in jeans, a shirt and sandals, managed to reach the Sierra Nevada.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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