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Hunt for missing British man, 25, amid fears he was swept into the sea in Ibiza by violent storms

Hunt for missing British man, 25, amid fears he was swept into the sea in Ibiza as violent storms lashed the Spanish island

  • Man disappeared after going on a motorbike tour of the island on his own
  • The moped was found abandoned as Storm Gloria battered the north coast   
  • All maritime connections from the island have been cancelled

Rescue workers in Ibiza are searching for a British man who may have been swept away during the violent storms which are currently hitting Spain.

The 112 emergency services in the Balearic Islands have activated the search for a 25-year-old British national who disappeared on Tuesday in the Portinatx area of ​​the municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja.

The northern part of Ibiza has been lashed by Storm Gloria, which has caused an intense swell that has led to the cancellation of all maritime connections from the island.

Rescue workers are searching the coastline in Ibiza for a missing British man who is feared to have been swept into the sea during heavy storms 

Storm Gloria has spread to Ibiza after lashing the neighbouring island of Mallorca (pictured)

Storm Gloria has spread to Ibiza after lashing the neighbouring island of Mallorca (pictured)

Rescue workers believe the missing Brit could have fallen into the sea.

Diario de Ibiza says the missing man is one of the crew of a boat which docked in the port of Ibiza.

The 112 emergency services says he went out on a tour of the island on a motorcycle. The bike has been found in Cala Portinatx.

The alert was raised by the boat’s captain who called the emergency service when the man did not return.

The search device is being carried out both by land, with agents of the Civil Guard, Civil Protection and Local Police, and by sea, with a Civil Guard vessel.

Another man is also missing in the Balearic Islands as a result of the freak weather conditions. 

On Monday, a young man disappeared whilst practiced canyoning in the torrent of Na Mora, in an area of ​​the Serra de Tramuntana between Sóller and Escorca . Search work has also resumed today.

Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar

Storm Gloria is expected to bring heavy rains to Catalonia today, increasing the risk rivers in areas like Girona could overflow (pictured: a woman enters her home yesterday in Tossa de Mar as foam fills the streets)

Mallorca has been smashed by huge waves and another town filled with foam as a storm continues to lash Spain, leaving four dead and 200,000 without power.

Videos yesterday showed waves crashing over the seafront walls and sending water cascading down the street towards buildings in Cala Ratjada on Mallorca.  

While in the Costa Brava holiday resort of Tossa de Mar, locals woke up to the surreal sight of sea foam which had invaded part of the old town. One woman was filmed trying to get into her house in the resort up to her waist in the foam.

Storm Gloria is expected to bring heavy rains to Catalonia today, increasing the risk rivers in areas like Girona could overflow. The Interior Minister has described the storm as ‘exceptional.’  

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