Woman’s waterfall rescue in Rute, Cordoba

WATER CHANNEL: a woman was trapped below the waterfall.

TWO off duty National Police officers rescued a trapped walker in Rute, Cordoba. The woman hiker had fallen into a ravine and was trapped beneath a strong flow of water. 

The three had met up through an internet page for fans of the sport. The woman had become trapped with her rope as she was descending the ‘chute’ of water in a waterfall around 17 metres high.

As she called out for help, she slipped and fell into the chute below the flow of the waterfall in the Barranco de la Hoz where she remained semi-conscious due to lack of oxygen.

One of the officers started to go down using the same rope that the victim had used to see what had happened to her, when he realized he did not have time to rescue her. So he cut the rope in order to allow her to fall free of the water channel and slip down into the lake about six metres below.

There the other officer was waiting to assist her. He then climbed back up to safety and ran to his car to telephone for help from the fire service, ambulance and the Guardia Civil.

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