Two climbing dramas on the same day


FIREMEN were called out twice to rescue climbers trapped on Marina Alta landmarks.

Experts from the Alicante province Fire-fighting Consortium were first called to winch a 38-year-old Madrid man to safety as he tried to scale the Cala dels Testos cliffs in Benitachell. 

Two hours later the Consortium’s helicopter was mobilised to rescue a 36-year-old Alicantino dangling 50 metres above the Llimoners gully in Fleix in the Vall de Laguart.

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The rescue was complicated, the firemen said afterwards, as they first had to cut his climbing rope in order to free him.


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