A FELL runner sprinted for over 20 minutes with a defibrillator to save an expat suffering a suspected heart attack on a Costa Blanca mountaintop.

The experienced runner raced to the peak of Tossal del Moro in Gata de Gorgos followed by a Policía Local agent to administer the potentially life-saving electric pulse to the Belgian walker.

The man was then airlifted to safety by helicopter to Benidorm Hospital.

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RESCUE EFFORT: The Belgian walker was airlifted to Benidorm Hospital by helicopter from Gata de Gorgos’ Tossal del Moro

A spokesperson for Policía Local praised the ‘selfless act’ of the fell runner, who turned out to be a technician in Gata de Gorgos Town Hall’s department of sport.

The incident happened last Sunday, October 27, after the Belgian men set out walking with a group of hikers up the 300m-high Tossal del Moro mountain between Gata de Gorgos and Benissa.

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