Mountain drama as climbers find themselves in precarious position in Spain

Two German climbers found themselves in dire straits in sa Gubia in Bunyola Photo Credit: Shutterstock

A RESCUE mission was launched after two German climbers found themselves in dire straits in sa Gubia in Bunyola, with one injured and the other trapped.
Mallorcan fire fighters and the Guardia Civil received reports two men were in trouble in one of the best known climbing areas on the island.
One of the two 53 year-olds received facial injuries after falling three metres, while his companion had become trapped in a stretch known as La Princesa, about 40 metres high.
The recovery operation was made more urgent and complicated due to the locations and a lack of light.
The wounded man was transferred to a safe place until an ambulance arrived to transfer him to hospital. Meanwhile, rescuers spent two hours locating and lowering the second climber.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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