Israeli man dies while hiking in Spain’s Pyrenees
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Israeli man dies while hiking in Spain’s Pyrenees

Embassy in Madrid working to return to Israel the body of 28-year-old who reportedly succumbed to hypothermia after losing his way

A hiking trail in the Pyrenees mountains. (CC BY-SA 3.0, Myrabella, Wikimedia Commons)
A hiking trail in the Pyrenees mountains. (CC BY-SA 3.0, Myrabella, Wikimedia Commons)

An Israeli man died in Spain on Tuesday while hiking with his girlfriend in the country’s scenic Pyrenees mountains.

While hiking, the couple got lost, and were found two days later by a group of hikers, who alerted help.

The woman was taken to a hospital in moderate condition and later released, but the 28-year-old arrived at the hospital in serious condition and was later pronounced dead.

Reports said died from hypothermia.

The Israeli embassy in Spain said it was working on returning the man’s body to Israel for burial.

Also on Tuesday, two Israeli hikers stranded overnight on a mountain in northern Greece were extracted, after rescue efforts were initially hampered by weather conditions.

The two, in their 20s, were stuck on the Astraka peak in the Pindus mountain range in northwestern Greece without food and equipment, having wandered off the marked path due to heavy fog, the Foreign Ministry said.

A search and rescue team located the two, but had to wait for the fog to clear before airlifting them by helicopter.

The Foreign Ministry said it had contacted the families of the two, whose condition was not immediately clear.

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