Stranded Angler Rescued

SAL Peñon RescueLast night, fire personnel from Motril had to carry out the rescue of a man who had fallen from rocks into the sea on the Salobreña beach area.

Apparently, the rescued man was a 55-year-old angler who had climbed to a spot on the Peñon but had somehow fallen off his perch, managing to swim to a rocky platform at its base, but unable to reach the beach.

And there he remained for about two hours (according to his account) until a passersby spotted him a little before 20.00h and phoned the Policía Local, who in turn contacted the Guardia Civil.

Both a Guardia Civil patrol craft and the Motril fire service were called in to rescue him but it was the latter who ended up actually rescuing him, using ropes and harnesses to pull him up to the top of the Peñón.

Although he wasn’t injured – except his pride perhaps – he was said to be suffering from the beginnings of hypothermia owing to the time spent stranded on the rock in wet clothing in the dark.

(New: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia – Photo: Motril Fire Service)

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