Windsurf champion found dead in El Médano

The body of Italian windsurf champion Alberto Menegatti was discovered yesterday in an apartment in El Medano where he was staying while following a rehabilitation programme after an injury while windsurfing last July. Menegatti, who was just 29 years old, was expected to return to competition in May. According to the Italian press, he trained until late on Sunday and failed to appear yesterday morning, whereupon his friends and fellow windsurfers began to worry when he didn’t respond to their calls. Calling at his apartment and seeing his vehicle there, they broke in and sadly found his body. The main hypothesis seems to be that the young sportsman died of natural causes, though an autopsy is being carried out today to determine the exact cause of death.

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