Hiker rescued from ravine

A 40-YEAR-OLD woman has been rescued after falling down the Cala Cerrada ravine in Azohia, Cartagena.

After receiving a phone call from the wounded hiker the emergency services dispatched a helicopter which came to her immediate rescue. The Emergency Coordination Centre also sent the Guardia Civil, the fire department and paramedics.

The rocky section of the ravine that the woman was crossing is famous for its flora and fauna. There have been reports of rare breeds of owl, black turtles, Peregrine falcons, wild boar and even dolphins in the area. The desert landscape boasts an array of hardy succulents perched on interesting rock formations.

The path is however easy to lose as it is constantly undulating and winding along the coastline. The area is in a very remote corner of the Costa Calida so it took the emergency services just under an hour to reach the hiker.

The woman was transported straight to St Lucia hospital where she is currently awaiting her diagnosis after losing the use of her legs.

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