Snow Angels to the Rescue in Madrid as Residents Send SOS Messages

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Storm Filomena Madrid Credit: Twitter

SNOW ANGELS, or ‘4×4 Angels’ to the rescue in Madrid as residents send SOS messages for urgent medical care.

Storm Filomena has left Madrid covered in snow and emergency services overwhelmed. But residents or Snow Angels have stepped up in a show of solidarity. One example is Ángel Hernández, who is using the Telegram messaging network and his 4×4, which are scarce in the Madrid city centre.

After 061 emergency services were unable to send an ambulance immediately to Mari Luz the Snow Angel steeped up. Within minutes of the family raising an SOS on the Telegram service, Ángel appeared to the rescue in his 4×4, and successful transferred Mari Luz to the Gregorio Marañón Hospital for urgent treatment.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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