By Cathy Elelman • 05 May 2020 • 13:52
TRICKY: The 61-year old had to be stretchered out negotiating a steep slope and uneven terrain
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria
AN Andalucia government agent is recovering in hospital in Almeria after plummeting 10 metres down a ravine while out and about on the job in the Taberno countryside.
The 61-year-old AGAPA Andalucia Agricultural and Fishing Management Agency employee was busy taking measurements in the La Serrata area when he fell.
A nearby Guardia Civil patrol rushed to the scene following an alert from the force’s communications centre about a possible accident in the zone. The officers found the man in the ravine and immobile, and immediately called in the emergency medical services.
Negotiating a steep slope and uneven terrain, the Guardia managed to get down to the Junta worker. He was conscious, but had suffered serious knocks to his head and an arm.
When the medical team arrived the tricky operation to stretcher out the accident victim got underway.
He was subsequently transferred to the Torrecardenas hospital in Almeria City.
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria.
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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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