TRIBUTES have been pouring in for the fireman killed in Malaga’s devastating floods at the weekend.
José Gil GutiérrezBombero veterano del cuartel de Antequera, de donde era natural, y llevaba trabajando en la…
Jose Gil, 47, died after his fire truck crashed while responding to a call.
His workmates managed to escape through the roof but his body was found some five kilometres away from the vehicle after being dragged away by rapids.
The Antequera native leaves behind a wife and two children.
Malaga today announced three days of mourning for the tragic father.
Tributes have been pouring in for the bombero on social media while firemen have been showing solidarity by holding minute-long silences.
— Jesús Arroyo (@GenteQueLucha) October 21, 2018
“My tribute to José Gil Gutiérrez, firefighter companion of Antequera who died in #Campillos,” one wrote, “We will not forget your immense service.”
#Antequera, autoridades y #bomberos de toda #Andalucía se reúnen para despedir a José Gil, ofreciéndole una calurosa ovación al salir su féretro de la iglesia del Carmen de #Antequera pic.twitter.com/cn08bMxwrg
— El Sol de Antequera (@ElSoldAntequera) October 22, 2018
Jose’s funeral took place this afternoon in Antequera at the Iglesia del Carmen.