22 Jan, 2022 @ 12:45
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WATCH: 73-year-old man rescued by helicopter after suffering a stroke while hiking in Spain’s Mallorca

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Guardia Civil rescue hiker in Mallorca.

SPAIN’S Guardia Civil have released a video of the dramatic rescue of a man who suffered a stroke while hiking Mallorca’s famous Puig de Galatzo.

The 73-year-old man was hiking with three friends when he became ill on the route to the peak in the Sierra de Tramuntana.

Guardia Civil and Mallorca Fire Brigade rescue teams went to the scene after receiving an emergency call.

A Guardia Civil helicopter flew close to the peak of 1,027 metres, lowered a stretcher and airlifted the man, who was unconscious, to Son Espases Hospital.

A statement from the force issued on Saturday described the rescue as a “very risky” manoeuvre with poor visibility because of low-lying clouds that ‘made it difficult for the pilot.


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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