Update 12.30pm: Sadly, emergency services are reporting that the man’s body has been found. He is said to have been 28 years old, and he was discovered by search and rescue teams on the coast near Las Eras. The poor man’s body was transferred to El Poris, where it was handed over to the custody of the judicial authorities, no doubt for an autopsy to be carried out.

Original post 10am: A search continues this morning after a man disappeared in the sea at Las Eras in Arico. Emergency services have been out in force since around 6pm yesterday, with reports that he had fallen into the sea. Local reports say that the man had been canoeing and that his kayak had been found empty. Involved in the search both on sea and land are a search and rescue helicopter and lifeboat, Guardia Civil, Cruz Roja, Policía Local, Protección Civil, and bomberos.

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