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Pilgrim dies on the Camino

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Today Tuesday,May 6, a dead pilgrim was found outside Puente La Reina on the steep slope climbing towards Mañeru. The Navarrese police had cordoned off the area and covered the corpse with a blanket, but it seemed to be a man. I could only see his hiking boots sticking out and
his staff nearby. That made me sad. It will be hard to get over that sight for a while. I am reporting from Ciraqui.
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We heard that someone had collasped on the road a few days ago, but no news if he recovered. There are so many ways things can go wrong... praying for this pilgrim and those who knew him.

blessings, Michael


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sillydoll said:
outside Puente La Reina on the steep slope climbing towards Mañeru.

I remember that stretch being quite the difficult climb, especially during a hot day. A sad situation.. :cry:

Lillian Rodriguez

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News coverage in Diario de Navarra.

French Pilgrim Dies of Heart Attack in Mañeru
- Early this morning other pilgrims saw the victim collapse and called SOS Navarra.
- The victim was 60 yrs old and lived in the locality of Limoges.

A french pilgrim of around 60 years who was walking the Camino de Santiago died this morning as he passed Mañeru due to a possible heart attack as reported by the government. At 8:20 other foreign pilgrims who were walking behind saw how A. G., from Limoges, collapsed as the crossed the rest area near that locality.

After calling 112 of Navarra, the first to reach the area were police agents from Estella who were patroling the vicinity. They practiced resuscitation techniques but the pilgrim did not respond.

A doctor in Puente de la Reina could only certify his death. His body is currenttly at the Navarra Institute of Legal Medicine where an autopsy will be performed.

May he rest in peace :arrow:
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I wouldn´t want to alarm any passing pilgrims, but when my time comes, I can´t think of anywhere else I´d rather be than out there on The Road. I´ve told my kids to scatter my ashes there, when I´m finished using them.

Churches and cloisters all along the Way are full of symbols of death and mortality. Judging by all the pilgrim cemeteries you see, dead pilgrims were once a much more common phenomenon. Or just dead people in general!

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