Paraglider Has Lucky Escape on Penon Ifach

A paraglider found herself suspended from a rocky face of the Penon Ifach in Calpe for six hours on Sunday, before being rescued by an air rescue helicopter from Benidorm. Yet again the dangers of extreme sports on the Costa Blanca evidenced themselves with a second rescue in the same number of weeks in the Calpe area.

Last week’s incident involved two climbers on the Mascarat gorge cliffs between Calpe and Altea.


At first the rescue services did not want to use a helicopter for fear of dislodging the paraglider canopy which had snagged itself onto the rock face and from which the woman was suspended, but after conventional rescue attempts proved impossible, the helicopter was brought in and the woman was successfully airlifted out to Denia Hospital.



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