Eighty-Year-Old Antequera Hiker In Dramatic Helicopter Rescue

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Eighty-Year-Old Antequera Hiker In Dramatic Helicopter Rescue
Eighty-Year-Old Antequera Hiker In Dramatic Helicopter Rescue. image: CPB

EIGHTY-YEAR-OLD Antequera Hiker In Dramatic Mountainside Guardia Civil Helicopter Rescue

In a dramatic helicopter rescue this afternoon, Thursday 3, by the Guardia Civil’s mountain rescue air ambulance team, an 80-year-old hiker had to be rescued from a region of the El Torcal de Antequera nature reserve, which has almost impossible access by foot.

A companion of the old man had made a call to the 112 emergency services at around 1:35pm, reporting that his friend had fallen, was unable to move, and was in need of medical assistance on the mountainside, at which point 112 deployed a large-scale emergency operation, mobilising the Fire Brigade, Local and National Police patrols, the Civil Protection volunteers and the Public Health Emergencies Company ambulance (EPES 061) to the location.

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Under such extreme circumstances, the pilot of the Guardia Civil helicopter was incredible, landing the aircraft as close to the injured man as possible – eliminating the need for the mountain rescue team to climb across the rugged terrain to reach the eighty-year-old Antequera hiker – where the health professionals tended to him as best as they could, before airlifting the injured man to a hospital in Antequera, where he will receive treatment to his injuries.

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