Calpe climber rescued by helicopter

Calpe climber rescued by helicopter

A HELICOPTER was dispatched to the Morro de Toix de la Sierra de Mascarat in Calpe to rescue a climber on Tuesday.

At around 7.00pm, the Provincial Consortium of Alicante Fire Rescue were notified of the young Argentinian man who was suspended some 20 metres in the air from his rope along the popular climbing route.

A helicopter was immediately dispatched to the scene.

The climber had been practicing with a friend from Petrer when his rope ceased to work.

The firemen learnt that the climber’s friend had to fix the rope for over two hours.

The climber was freed and – complaining that he could not feel his legs – flown straight to a park in Benidorm where he was transferred into an ambulance and taken to hospital.

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