Helicopter rescues tourists stranded in Mallorca snow

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SIX German tourists were rescued by helicopter this morning (February 6) after getting stranded in the snow overnight in Sa Calobra, Mallorca.

The Guardia Civil military police force announced that the group had been safely brought to the Son Sant Joan airbase at 9.54am and said the rescued tourists were in good health.

A helicopter left the base at 8.41am to hunt for the tourists, who were surprised by snow last night in the Cala Tuent area and spent the night in a refuge in Sa Calobra.

Their rescue had to wait until a helicopter could take off as road access to the Serra de Tramuntana had been closed due to the snow.

Fifteen regions in Spain remain under alert today for strong winds, snow, waves or extreme cold, which could reach -12ºC in some parts of the north, the Aemet Spanish state weather office has announced.

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