AS the high season continues, so too does the rescuing of hapless hikers, with yet another being saved from the Rio Chillar on Tuesday August 16. The walker, a 42-year-old man from Malaga, was recovered from the popular Los Cahorros area of the river, north of Nerja. It is understood that the man had fallen on the river bed, and was unable to move: an extremely dangerous situation, particularly in the height of summer.
Emergency Services were informed of the man’s injury at 3.20pm, and firefighters, Civil Protection and the Guardia Civil went to the scene. Once the man was rescued, he was treated by paramedics, before being moved to Nerja’s health centre.
The latest case has chilling echoes of Mary-Anne Goosens, a Dutch woman who, in 2011, became trapped in a ravine near the source of the Chillar for 19 days. At least a dozen hikers have been rescued from the area in recent months.