Lost family rescued on Christmas Eve

Lost family rescued on Christmas Eve
The family took refuge in a cave

GUARDIA CIVIL rescued a family of five who got lost on the mountain while hiking on Christmas Eve and had hidden in a cave in Cantabria.

Rescue teams from Cantabria Government, the Guardia Civil Mountain Rescue Team and the Spanish Red Cross, rescued the family from Madrid, which included two men, a woman, a boy of 17 and a boy of six, who were hiking between Arredondo and San Roque de Riomiera  when they got lost due to the foggy weather conditions on the Miera mountain.


When it got dark, they took refuge in a cave.

The Emergency Services, 112, received an alert at around 7pm on Christmas Eve and a command centre was set up in Ajanedo to coordinate the rescue operation, which was complicated due to the terrain, the dark and the fog.

The search party was divided into teams, and around 3am, the family was found, with symptoms of hypothermia. They were given dry clothes and First Aid but none of them required further treatment. They were accompanied to Ajanedo by rescuers the Guardia Civil reported.

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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics.Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.


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