Mallorca News Top Story: Rescue operation launched after woman injured whilst canyoning in Mallorca

The rescue operation was carried out by the Mountain Rescue Group of the Guardia Civil and the Fire Brigade. Credit: Guardia Civil.

A RESCUE operation was launched after a woman became injured whilst canyoning on the Solleric torrent in Alaró, Mallorca, Spain.
After the emergency services were alerted to the incident on Sunday, December 8, members of the Guardia Civil travelled on a helicopter with mountain rescue specialists to the scene, who were then met by the fire brigade.
A 54-year-old woman was found in a state of shock at the scene, where it is reported that she broke her ankle after attempting to descend down the gushing canyon. She was then airlifted to Son Espases hospital where she was treated for her injuries.  

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Credit: Guardia Civil.

Throughout this year, the Mountain Rescue Group of the Guardia Civil have carried out a total of 122 mountain rescues across the Balearic Islands, of which 60% have used a helicopter.
Canyoning has emerged as an increasingly popular outdoor activity in Mallorca and involves a variety of techniques including walking, scrambling, climbing, abseiling, jumping and wading in rivers and waterfalls. For those that want to explore remote and spectacular scenery which may not be accessible on foot, it is advisable to go with a trained guide or organised group.

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