Hiker dies after plunging 15-metres into ravine in Spain

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HIKER DEATH: ​​Punta del Hidalgo (File photograph). Photo credit: Facebook / @PUNTADELHIDALGOWEB

A WOMAN has died after slipping and falling 15-metres (50-feet) into a ravine while hiking in Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands.

The 54-year-old Czech woman suffered serious injuries in the Punta del Hidalgo area that eventually led to her death.

A helicopter was despatched to the area and flew her to Tenerife North Airport where an ambulance was waiting but she suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest.

Paramedics resuscitated her and she was transferred to the University Hospital of the Canary Islands, where she arrived in critical condition, but later lost her fight for life.

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