Montgo rescue near Javea

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FLOWN OUT: Semi-conscious hiker rescued on MontgoPhoto credit: Guardia Civil

LAST Friday, when temperatures were at their highest on Montgo, Guardia Civil officers from Javea had to assist two French hikers. 

Aged 21 and 22, one was semi-conscious when they reached him, probably overcome by heatstroke although he was also diabetic, Guardia Civil sources later revealed. 

He was evacuated by Fire Brigade Consortium helicopter to the local fire station where a waiting ambulance transferred him to Denia hospital.  

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After Javea’s Guardia Civil post received an alert that two hikers were in trouble, the officers had set out to climb Montgo, taking water and a first aid kit with them. 

An hour later they met two ramblers who told them that they would find the people they were looking for about 35 minutes away. 

They eventually spotted a young man who was waving and calling for help for his semi-conscious companion whom the Guardia Civil officers put in the recovery position, refreshing him with water as they waited for the helicopter to arrive. 


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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