The Dúrcal Policía Local, the Guardia Civil mountain-rescue team, Sereim and three Policía Nacional officers rescued a British hiker on Tuesday.
The 41-year-old, woman had been hiking along the Ruta de los Bolos when she suffered a fractured ankle, making it impossible to walk. It was the three, off-duty, Policía Nacional officers out walking themselves that first located the victim after her hiking companion called 112.
Two Policía-Local officers escorted her hiking companion back to where the other officers were keeping the victim company, so in the end, the five officers tagged along with the mountain-rescue team to bring the woman and her companion back to ‘civilisation.’
The Sereim team transported the woman on a stretcher over a distance of about a kilometre to where an ambulance was waiting to take her to the Hospital del Parque Tecnológico de laSalud, PTS.
The Ruta de los Bolos runs parallel with the course of the river that passes through Dúrcal and has been very popular with hikers this summer so this was not the first time that the rescue services had been called out to pick up somebody in difficulties along its route.
Many readers probably know the walk, which is a delight to stroll along, passing beside the very popular restaurant, El Molino del Puente. The route passes under the old iron railway bridge and makes its way up into the Sierra.
(News: Durcal, Valle de Lecrin, Granada, Andalucia)