By Cristina Hodgson • 21 January 2020 • 14:32
A 40-year-old man of Dutch nationality was seriously injured yesterday, Monday, afternoon as he attempted to photograph the booming waves off the Spanish coastline in an area known as Puerto Blanco de in Calpe (Alicante).
The event occurred at around 12.30pm, when the man was hit by a roaring wave while attempting to take photos and videos of the storm.
The Civil Guard as well as the emergency services were quick to assist the injured man, who is reported to have broken his leg and was taken to the Hospital of Dénia (Alicante).
There continue to be twelve communities in Spain under alert for snow, wind, rain and intense waves as reported by the Meteorological Agency (Aemet) on its website.
The Port of Barcelona continues to be at a standstill with its maritime operations paralysed due to the strong swell and wind caused by the squall that rips into to coastal area and ships are not permitted to leave the facilities.
The decision to restrict all movement in the port was taken yesterday, Monday, until further notice. Today, Tuesday, it informed from its Twitter account that land operations have also been suspended for security reasons at the APM container terminal.
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