15 Sep, 2021 @ 17:46
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Tourist fights for life after falling while taking a selfie from popular viewpoint in Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Castle Viewpoint Photo: visitbenidorm.es
Castle Viewpoint Photo: visitbenidorm.es

A Ukrainian woman is in hospital in a critical condition after hurtling over a railing to rocks below at a popular panorama point in the Costa Blanca resort.

The 26-year-old was apparently stretching out over the dangerous ledge in a bid to capture an image of herself to post on social media.

She plummeted over the railings at the Castle Viewpoint which is known locally as the ‘Balcony of the Mediterranean’ for its stunning views across Levante beach.

Castle Viewpoint Photo: visitbenidorm.es
Castle Viewpoint Photo: visitbenidorm.es

The young woman hit the rocks 20metres below before falling into the sea at around 6pm on Tuesday evening, when a red flag was flying because of rough seas.

Lifeguards rushed to her rescue in a zodiac speed boat, pulled her out of the water, and performed CPR.

Paramedics from SAMUR treated her at the scene before transferring her to Alicante General Hospital where her condition was described as ‘critical’.

She was suffering signs of hypothermia as well as injuries sustained in the fall.

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Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

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