The victim was said to have been an experienced hiker and on Wednesday morning set out alone along a route called the Archiduque (Archduke) from Valldemossa. He had set off at 8am from the Hotel Moli de Deya, where he was staying with his wife.
Hr informed reception the route he was going to take and took the bus to Valldemossa.
According to the emergency and rescue services, it appears that during the hike, the 62-year-old got lost and fell some 250 metres over a cliff edge.
Sniffer dogs, helicopters, members from the 112 emergency service and the Guardia Civil mountain rescue team were all involved in the search. Fortunately, during the hike, he had made a number of mobile telephone calls to his wife and this enabled the search party to get a vague idea of where he may have got lost.
He was apparently last seen at midday and, despite having been an experienced hiker, had only set out with a litre of drinking water and sources for the emergency services suspect that he eventually began to suffer from dehydration in the heat and may have begun started feeling faint. He is understood to have crossed the Pas Vell de Son Ripoll and then got lost in an area known for its dangerous terrain and fell. The alarm was raised at around 7pm on Wednesday evening after he had failed to return and was not answering his mobile.
But, the search parties did not locate the 62-year-old's body until yesterday morning.
The body was airlifted out of the area by helicopter.