Four hikers ‘safe and well’ after mountain rescue.
FOUR people have been rescued in an overnight operation after getting lost in the mountain area of Malaga’s La Concha in Istan.
According to the Andalucian Emergencies 112, all four are now ‘safe and well’ and no injuries have been reported.
Just before 7pm on Sunday, April 18, 112 received reports of a group of walkers lost in the mountainous area.
Marbella Firefighters, the Guardia Civil, Istan Local Police and the Association of Civil Protection Volunteers were alerted and a search operation was organised with the teams split up into two groups.
Marbella Firefighters located two of the lost hikers at around 9pm and they were evacuated.
Rescuing the rest of the group proved trickier due to difficulties getting access and finally ropes were lowered to pull the two to safety and get them back to the rescue base camp at dawn.
Fortunately, nobody was injured.
Just before 5pm, on Sunday, April 18, 112 received a call reporting an injured climber in Tajo de Gomer who had fallen eight metres and become “trapped in a steep area with difficult access.”
The Public Health Emergencies Company (EPES) sent a helicopter to the scene and the Guard Civil that mobilised its Mountain Rescue and Intervention Team (EREIM ).
The EREIM team managed to find the man, who suffered a hip injury, and he was taken to a nearby Malaga hospital by EPES helicopter.
The British paraglider had intended to land on the beach but instead ended up stranded in a tree after he took off from El Salao.
The Almuñecar fire service quickly responded and freed him from a eucalyptus tree.