Published On: Mon, Oct 30th, 2017

SPAIN: Victor Teni’s mummified body found three years after going missing on volcanic mountain

Mummified human remains found in a Spanish mountain pass have been identified as a triathlete missing for three years.

Victor Teni, 40, was found by a climber on Tiede, the volcanic mountain on Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands.

Mountain rescue teams found the perfectly preserved remains hidden behind a rock with his possessions scattered around him. Officials believe the extreme athlete must have fallen more than 300 feet to his death.

“Civil Guard sources told local media the body was recovered more than 9,000 feet up the mountain — and is believed to have fallen more than 300 feet,” The Sun in their coverage. “His body had somehow become stuck behind a pile of volcanic debris and it took rescuers two hours on foot to reach him.”

“The body was rescued by a helicopter that transported it to the base of Teide, and from there it was transferred to the Institute of Legal Medicine, reports the Civil Guard,” Spain’s La Opinion detailed.

On New Year’s Day 2014 Teni, an experienced long-distance athlete and Iron Man competitor, had been planning to stay overnight at a mountaineers refuge during a lone climbing mission, but he never made it.

Only his car was found parked at the Tiede National Park, from where he set off on his treacherous final trip.

Days became months, months became years and Teni was still missing.

Local journalist Janet Anscombe wrote: “Hopefully it will bring closure to his friends and family who have had nothing but uncertainty about his fate for so long.”

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