Nerja Mountain Rescue

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
By Paula Anthony

A 65-year-old Spanish tourist had to be rescued by a specialised NRJ Guardia Mountain Rescue OnLGuardia Civil unit from a peak above Nerja, Pico del Cisne, on the 19th of March.

The man was part of a 4-man group who were descending from this 1,486-metre peak, which is in the Natural Park of Sierras Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama, when they ran out of daylight and phoned for assistance.

The call came in via 112 at 18.15h on Sunday the 19th.

The mountain rescue unit, the EREIM, are based in Álora and were assisted by the Nerja, Guardia Civil and the local fire service.

The rescued man, who had suffered an injury to his ankle, was taken to the area hospital for Axarquia in Torre del Mar.

The Pico del Cisne (Swan Peak) is a difficult hike as there are very steep routes up, covered in loose stone, as well as cliff faces.

(News: Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)

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