9 Apr, 2019 @ 00:37
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British rock-climber suffers ‘severe’ head injuries after falling 10 metres on Spain’s Costa Blanca

RAPID: The Alpha 1 helicopter on the scene on Monday

A BRITISH rock-climber has been rescued by firefighters after falling 10 metres on Spain’s Costa Blanca.

The woman, who’s identity is not yet known, suffered a cranioencephalic traumatism, hip rupture, severe blows to the face and other contusions to the body, according to the Alicante’s Fire Brigade.

The incident happened at 1pm on Monday (April 8) at the Morro de Toix headland after the woman reportedly fell into a chasm and was rescued, still alive, by an Alpha 1 helicopter team.

The woman was taken to Benidorm, where an ambulance took her to a Villajoyosa hospital.

In January this year a man died while rock-climbing in the same spot, and in December 2017 another British climber was wounded after falling five metres.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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