British woman, 39, found dead after hiking in Canary Islands

A British tourist has died while reportedly hiking on a Spanish island.

Police discovered the body of the 39-year-old woman in a mountainous area of the Canary Island of Fuerteventura.

Officers arrived at the scene near the town of Morro Jable on the south coast of the island just before 1pm yesterday.

It was confirmed overnight that she was a holidaymaker from the UK, but she is yet to be named by authorities.

An autopsy is due to take place in the coming hours to try to determine whether her death was heat-related.

Emergency responders confirmed the discovery in a short statement, saying the alarm had been raised at 12.48pm local time yesterday.

A spokesperson for a regional government emergency response coordination centre said: ‘The alert we received said a person who was unresponsive had been found on a dirt track in a mountain area in Morro Jable in Fuerteventura.

‘The appropriate emergency response was activated immediately but the woman was confirmed dead on their arrival.’

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