Complicated rescue of walker breaking lockdown restrictions from mountains in Spain’s Mallorca

TRICKY: The walker got stuck in a steep and difficult to access area. CREDIT: Bombers de Mallorca Twitter @BombersdeMca

THE rescue services had to launch a complicated operation in adverse conditions after a woman who went walking with her dog in the Pollensa mountains on Easter Sunday got stuck in a steep, difficult to access area.
The authorities ruled out scrambling a helicopter as by the time she called for help it was dark. Instead a Soller fire service mountain rescue specialist team was called in.
It took the crew six hours in driving rain and in the dark to free the 35-year old Italian from where she was trapped in the Cavall Bernat sierra.
By the time they got to her it was after midnight.

CREDIT: Bombers de Mallorca Twitter @BombersdeMca

The walker had only suffered minor injuries and was able to walk to safety.
She now faces sanctions for violating the coronavirus state of alarm restrictions.

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Cathy Elelman

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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