A DUTCH tourist who went missing on holiday in Spain has been found alive and well after 18 days trapped down a ravine in the Chillar River.
Mary-Anne Goossens, 48, is conscious and has been able to communicate in English with the rescue services that are now transferring her to hospital via helicopter.
The mother-of-two – who vanished during a 10-day break to Nerja – was spotted just before 8 am this morning by a group of hikers who were walking along the river bank.
Due to the difficulty of reaching her location Mountain Rescue had to use a helicopter to free the holidaymaker.
Gossens is reported to have become caught in a well after falling while she was trying to go up the river.
She was able to move but has been unable to leave the river, drinking water from a small stream in order to survive.
It comes more than two weeks after her family arrived in Spain to launch a high-profile search.