By Cathy Elelman • 03 March 2020 • 18:55
COMPLICATED: The rescue team had to support the injured climber for several hours in difficult conditions due to the lack of light and the steep terrain.
CREDIT: Bombers de Mallorca Twitter @BombersdeMca
MALLORCA firefighters and the Guardia Civil carried out what turned out to be the tricky rescue of an injured climber from s’Entreforc in Escorca on Sunday night.
The 28-year old man had fallen and hurt his foot while climbing on the last section of the Sagitari near to Cingle dels Voltors, leaving him unable to continue on his own.
The emergency services were alerted to the climber’s situation at about seven in the evening. The Guardia Civil mobilised a helicopter, but the take-off had to be aborted due to the strong winds.
In the end the rescue team had to support the injured climber for several hours in difficult conditions due to the lack of light and the steep terrain. They finally got him to where an ambulance was waiting to take him to hospital at about 11.30pm.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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