Paraglider injured after a fall in Almeria

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Paraglider injured after a fall in Almeria
Credit: Junta de Andalucia

Paraglider injured after a fall in Spain’s Almeria.

A paraglider has been injured after suffering a fall in Almeria’s Pechina, according to the Emergencias 112 Andalucia, a service attached to the Regional Ministry of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior of the Junta de Andalucia. The paraglider was injured on Sunday, November 21.

The emergency services were alerted to the accident by a member of the public. The fall happened in the area of the Baños de Sierra Alhamilla. The member of the public said that the paraglider was lying on the ground and needed medical assistance urgently.

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The emergency services activated the Fire Brigade, the Guardia Civil, the Local Police and the health services of the Junta de Andalucia. The Air Traffic Control Centre and the Coordination and Rescue Centre were also activated.

According to the Guardia Civil, the man was rescued with the help of the fire brigade. Health sources have confirmed that the victim is a 55-year-old male. The injured paraglider was rushed to the Torrecardenas Hospital in Almeria for 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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