By John Smith •
Published: 04 Mar 2020 • 18:07
The rescued Belgian appeared happy
Credit: Bomberos de Marbella
THE Marbella Fire Brigade was called out alongside the Guardia Civil Mountain Rescue Team when a report came in that a hiker had got into difficulties after climbing La Concha Mountain above Marbella.
It transpired that a Belgian man had lost his way whist trying to find the route back to Istan and had called for help.
Those involved in the rescue in the area of in the area of Monchalban had to tackle some sections by rappelling.
When they eventually found the man, he was uninjured and escorted to safety.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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