Guardia Civil rescued climbers in Andalucia

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The Guardia Civil Mountain Rescue squad were called out twice at the weekend to rescue mountaineers.

The first was a trapped mountaineer with serious injuries who had fallen in Sierra Nevada. He had fallen down an icy slope into a valley and was then unable to climb out. The Mountain Rescue Service and a helicopter from Granada Guardia Civil were called in to assist in the rescue. The 46 year old climber was taken to hospital in Baza where he is said to be in a serious condition.

The second rescue took place later the same day and involved four young climbers from Alicante. They called for help after losing their way. They were picked up by helicopter and were showing signs of slight hypothermia. A spokesman said that they had not been dressed correctly for the conditions. They were located in the Sierra de Cazorla (Jaen) and returned to the spot where they had left their car earlier.

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