A BRITISH man, 55, has been found dead by firefighters after he went out hiking alone on the Montgó massif last week.
When the man – yet unnamed – had not returned by midday his wife telephoned Guardia Civil in Javea.
She reportedly said her husband had not ‘felt well’ during the hike, causing the Guardia Civil to mobilise a search party alongside Protección Civil and the Mountain Rescue team of the Consorcio Provincial de Bomberos.
The search began at the Denia shooting range.
With the help of an Alfa 1 helicopter, firefighters located the man’s lifeless body after nightfall.
The cause of death has not been declared.