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The body of a missing British mountaineer has been found in Spain following an Interpol alert.

A 70-year-old man’s dead body was located yesterday following an alert on Monday.

The British mountaineer, reportedly from London, was carrying out one of the stages between the Lizara Shelter and Candanchú.

He was then believed to have been injured or lost.

The Greim Jaca and the Huesca Air Unit responded to the alert by flying over the area.

However, emergency services were unable to locate the 70-year-old on Monday.

The search continued on Tuesday, with two specialists carrying out the route supposedly taken by the hiker.

The Gendarmerie High Mountain Platoon (PGHM) from Olorón-Saint Marie in France also joined the operation.

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After locating the body at 1pm yesterday, responders transferred it from Chorrata del Aspe to the Candanchú mountain refuge

The death marked the third recorded in the Aragonese Pyrenees in the last week.

A 34-year-old Portuguese man died last Sunday in the Barasona reservoir.

He was said to have disappeared while paddle-surfing.

Specialists from GEAS and firefighters from the Provincial Council later found his body at a depth of 3.5m.

A 25-year-old Chilean canoeist also died after visiting Torla to practice kayaking.

A total of 14 people have died in mountain and river activities in the province of Huesca so far this year.

The latest death comes as officials continue to search for missing British teenager Jay Slater.

The 19-year-old disappeared on June 17 and local police have since expanded the search.

Civil Guard police chief Angel Sanz Coronado said: "The Civil Guard is prepared to carry out a mass search.

"Given that it is a steep, rocky area, full of uneven terrain and with many ravines, tracks and trails, we request the collaboration of all those volunteer associations that can help in this planned search that is intended to be carried out in a directed and coordinated way."

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