Two hikers rescued from Sierra de las Nieves in southern Spain

Guardia Civil helicopter searches for hiker Credit: Shutterstock

A HIKER aged 14 was one of two people rescued in the Sierra de las Nieves. 

The 112 emergency telephone service received a call at 2.30 pm on Friday asking for help. One of a group of hikers in the Sierra de las Nieves near Tolox had suffered an ankle injury and could not descend down the steep terrain at the Cañada de las Carnicerías. 

The Public Company for Health Emergencies (EPES) and the Mountain Rescue and Intervention Team (EREIM) of the Guardia Civil, were notified, who called in a helicopter. 

A few minutes after the first warning, the 112 room received a call from another man who reported that he had found a man with his son, a 14-year-old boy, who had suffered a fall when he was climbing the Torrecilla. 

Once again, the coordinating centre informed EREIM and EPES of the event. Sources from the Guardia Civil said that the minor was first carried by a group of hikers to the peak of Tolox, where he was rescued by the helicopter. 

Both the injured were taken to hospital in Ronda. 

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Dilip Kuner

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