Readers who live around Torrenueva area will have seen helicopter activity yesterday as there was an emergency-drill exercise off the coast.
Protección Civil, the fire service, Policía Local, the Red Cross and the Sea Rescue service all co-ordinated in an operation off Playa de la Joya and Torrenueva Costa. Two people were ‘rescued’ and flown to the Motril helipad.
There was also some kind of incident yesterday near Otívar, where the paraglider enthusiasts land with a Guardia Civil patrol car racing up there with sirens blasting – later that same morning a Guardia Civil rescue chopper emerged from the Junta de los Ríos.
Unfortuantely, there have been no press releases that shed light on these two activities nor whether they were related, although the landing point for paragliders is used as a transfer point for an ambulance where rescue helicopters can land when a victim does not require medical assistance in Granada.
Update 18.47h: (112 Press Release): A paraglider enthusiast was injured on Friday above Otívar.
The emergency centre received a call at 13:40h to say that a paraglider had come down not far from the A-4050 (Cabra road) just before the Junta de Los Ríos entrance. They despatched the Guardia Civil helicopter and an ambulance, as well as a Guardia Civil patrol car.
The injured man was taken to Hospital Santa Ana.
(News: Torrenueva/Otivar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)