21 Jan, 2020 @ 00:33
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Expat struck by wave and breaks leg while photographing storm Gloria on Costa Blanca beachfront

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A 40-year-old expat has fractured his leg while out photographing storm Gloria on a Costa Blanca beachfront.

The Dutchman was reportedly taking pictures at 12.30 today in the Puerto Blanco port area of Calpe when he was struck by a wave.

The man had to be stretchered out by Guardia Civil before being transferred to Denia Hospital – 33km away – for treatment.

He was suffering an open fracture on one leg, according to Guardia Civil sources.

It comes as the Guardia Civil has aided 600 people in Alicante as storm Gloria battered the region with winds reaching gale force 9.

A Guardia Civil captain told the Olive Press that residents should not risk ‘taking a selfie’ in storm conditions.

“We are urging the people not to come to the coast, especially with families and young children, because its dangerous,” he added.

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.

Contact me now: [email protected] or call +44 07960046259. Twitter: @jjparfitt

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