Complicated rescue of walker breaking lockdown restrictions from mountains in Spain’s Mallorca

TRICKY: The walker got stuck in a steep and difficult to access area. CREDIT: Bombers de Mallorca Twitter @BombersdeMca

THE rescue services had to launch a complicated operation in adverse conditions after a woman who went walking with her dog in the Pollensa mountains on Easter Sunday got stuck in a steep, difficult to access area.

The authorities ruled out scrambling a helicopter as by the time she called for help it was dark. Instead a Soller fire service mountain rescue specialist team was called in.

It took the crew six hours in driving rain and in the dark to free the 35-year old Italian from where she was trapped in the Cavall Bernat sierra.


By the time they got to her it was after midnight.

CREDIT: Bombers de Mallorca Twitter @BombersdeMca

The walker had only suffered minor injuries and was able to walk to safety.

She now faces sanctions for violating the coronavirus state of alarm restrictions.


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