A BRITISH holidaymaker and his three sons, aged 15, 16 and 18, were climbing East Side Rock in Gibraltar on Sunday when, around midday, they were spotted by onlookers who called the police believing the group were in trouble.
This report instigated a major rescue operation involving the Fire and Rescue Service and police officers.
When the climbers were returned to level ground they showed no injuries, at least physically. But the father told GBC news he was incredibly embarrassed, insisting they had not needed to be rescued. He said the group were all seasoned climbers, who had dealt with much harder ascents in the past.