28 Nov, 2022 @ 10:00
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Helicopter rescue and airlift to hospital of injured hiker in Spain’s Torremolinos

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FILE PIC: Guardia Civil helicopter

A 54-year-old woman, who suffered a bad fall whilst hiking up the Jabalcuza Peak in Torremolinos, has been rescued by emergency air evacuation.

The alarm was raised at around 2pm, yesterday, Sunday November 27, when help was requested for a woman who had suffered a leg injury, with a possible fracture to tibia and fibula, after slipping and falling whilst ascending the Jabalcuza Peak, as reported by the Emergency and Security Coordination Center, 112.

The Guardia Civil’s mountain rescue team and a helicopter were sent to the scene and rescued the 54-year-old walker, before flying her to the Valle del Guadalhorce hospital in Cártama.

The Jabalcuza peak, at 605 meters high, offers one of the best views of the province of Malaga thanks to its strategic location.

From its summit, all the inland mountain systems can be viewed including, the capital, Malaga airport and, partially, the Costa del Sol.

However, the ascent to Jabalcuza lies on a 400 metre high positive slope, not suitable for inexperienced hikers.


Cristina Hodgson

Half English, half Spanish animal person. Cristina loves writing about all things fitness, travel and culture, she is also a script writer and novelist. When she's not typing away, you can find her enjoying outdoor sports somewhere off the beaten track in Andalucia. If you have a story get in touch! newsdesk@theolivepress.es

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