A search and rescue team in a helicopter have saved the lives of three people in two different areas near Denia. Just before 5pm on August 23 the team was first called into action and helped evacuate two climbers stranded and in serious trouble on the Montgo massif.
The pair had gone hiking in the rugged natural park and one of them, a 51-year-old man, had started to display symptoms of heatstroke once they reached the top of the 753-metre peak.
The helicopter swooped in and freed both of the stricken walkers from a part of the limestone outcrop known as Creueta.
No sooner had its blades stopped whirring, however, when the lifesavers were called into action once again, heading towards the Cova Tallada area, where five people have now been rescued in a matter of days.
Before the helicopter heroics, another incident saw a middle-aged woman become violently ill while on a kayaking trip near Cova Tallada, a beautiful spot between Denia and Xabia.
Two aid boats were dispatched and the woman was rescued and taken to hospital.
Just 48 hours earlier three hikers had been rescued in the mountains above the cove in what has proven to be a dangerous week for Costa Blanca adventurers.
But it has been a week that has proven the worth of the local emergency services who have risked life and limb to save others.
The Costa Blanca is renowned worldwide for the incredible opportunities the region affords adrenalin junkies, explorers, and hikers.