British tourist airlifted from La Granadella after falling off a horse

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© Ayuntamiento de Javea
RESCUED: The man fell in an area scorched by this summer’s fires.

A BRITISH tourist was rescued by a mountain rescue helicopter in La Granadella forest park, close to Javea, at around 1pm on Tuesday, November 29, after he became unseated from a horse he was riding and fell hard.

The injured man, who is spending a few days holidaying in Poble Nou de Benitachell, had hired his steed from a local horse-riding centre in order to take in the surroundings of the park, some parts of which were ravaged by this summer’s wild fires.

Although he was conscious, an airlift was deemed necessary due to the relatively remote location of the accident, with Javea’s local police force and the Guardia Civil also involved in the rescue.

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Initial reports suggest that the injured party was complaining of sharp pains in his hip and collar bones.

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