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Teenager washed away as fierce seas lash Spain

Published on Feb 3, 2014 7:05 AM
 
Men watch waves crash onto a breakwater, partially destroyed during last night's storm, in Cudillero, northern Spanish region of Asturias on Feb 2, 2014. A teenager was swept out to sea as fierce storm surges hit northern Spain on Sunday, authorities said, with waves reportedly as much as 10m high. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MADRID (AFP) - A teenager was swept out to sea as fierce storm surges hit northern Spain on Sunday, authorities said, with waves reportedly as much as 10m high.

"A minor was carried away by the sea on the Rapadoira breakwater in Foz," a town on the coast of the northwestern Galicia region, the national coastguard said in a message on Twitter.

Coastguards and police were searching for him, it added.

Spanish news agencies said the boy was aged 15 and was swept away as he was cycling along the waterfront with a friend who escaped.

 
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