Body of missing five-year-old found week after devastating Majorca floods as death toll hits 13

Arthur Robinson Lliteras’ corpse was found near the spot where the car of his mum Joana Lliteras, who also died in the floods, was located last Wednesday.

The grim discovery brings the total number of deaths on the island following the flash floods to 13.

They included two Brits, retired headmaster Antony Green, 77, and his wife Delia, 75, whose taxi was swept away near the village of Sant LLorenc des Cardassar.

Chemist Joana managed to get Arthur’s sister Ursula to safety with the help of a German cyclist, who was hailed a hero after news of her rescue emerged.

But the flash floods swept the mum's vehicle away before she could save her son.

Local reports have said the dead boy’s mum spoke to her partner by phone, while he was on a business trip in London, just before the tragedy.


Prior to the discovery of the boy's body, her family had written an emotional letter at the weekend thanking rescue teams and island residents for their help.

The open letter said: “Despite the tough moments we are going through, fighting with all our strength to overcome the hardest test in life, we must thank all those who are still looking tirelessly for Arthur.

“Our little one is still missing.”

Before the youngster’s body was found this morning, his rucksack had been discovered.


Arthur’s father met Daniel Thielk, the cyclist who helped his daughter Ursula reach safety, soon after the tragedy to personally thank him for his gesture.

Funerals for the victims of the Majorcan floods are due to take place this afternoon.

Spanish King Felipe VI will attend the ceremony in Manacor.

Police in Coin near the Costa del Sol are still searching for another Brit – 73-year-old Roger Hanks – who lived by a river and has not been seen since last Tuesday, just before torrential rain affected many parts of the country.

His two dogs have been taken by a friend, but a search for Roger involving police, locals and Civil Protection workers has so far failed to find any trace of him.

Acquaintances and other expats, used to seeing him on his bicycle with his pets, have appealed for information on social media.

His home is a rustic self-made property by a bridge across the Pereila River around three miles from Coin, which is a 40-minute drive north of Marbella.

But it was washed away by last week’s floods.

Seven Spaniards, three Germans, two Britons and a Dutch person have lost their lives in the floods, reports the Local ES.



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