After the second day of searching, the emergency services and the Civil Guard still cannot find traces of the three people who disappeared in Madrid and Toledo after the passage of DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels) and the possibility of finding them alive decreases.
The disappeared in Madrid are a middle-aged man whose car was swept away on Sunday night by the Alberche river as it passed through Aldea del Fresno when he was traveling with his wife and two children, found alive, and another 83-year-old man who was also swept away by the current in Villamanta.
Although the decrease in the water level in the Alberche has allowed the emergency services to once again explore areas in which they already searched on Monday, the accumulation of branches and trees and the piles of sand have continued to hinder the operation, they have informed EFE. Emergency sources 112 Community of Madrid.
An excavator has moved this Tuesday to the riverbed to try to unearth the car in which the family was traveling, still without results, to check the possibility that the father of the family is under the car.
Also traveling in tourism were the wife and daughter of the disappeared person, who were rescued that same night, and the son, a 10-year-old boy found on Monday morning perched on a tree and suffering from hypothermia.
For his part, the person who disappeared in Villamanta was swept away by a waterspout when he was in the vicinity of his home, located in the Jirfa urbanization.
After almost two full days of searching, the aforementioned sources admit that the hope of finding the disappeared in Madrid alive is diminishing, since they consider that, if they were alive and conscious, they would have already been located.
A woman is also missing from Sunday night to Monday, when she was driving her vehicle on the CM-4004 highway near the municipality of Valmojado (Toledo).
In the province of Mancha, three men have died due to the storm: one in Casarrubios del Monte, another on the A-40, in the municipality of Bargas, and the last in Camarena.
In Madrid, the Civil Guard has deployed, among other troops, divers from the Special Group for Underwater Activities (GEAS) and a unit of dogs specialized in locating cadaveric remains.
For its part, Emergencies 112 has about thirty people on the ground including firefighters, members of the Special Height Rescue Group (GERA) and forestry and Civil Protection agents, as well as coordination helicopters and a team of drones.
Both in Aldea del Fresno and in Villamanta, two of the towns most affected by the DANA that hit the center of the peninsula this Sunday, there are two advanced command posts installed to coordinate the search.