Paraglider Pilot Rescued

A paraglider enthusiast came down on the abrupt shoreline of Torrenueva Costa yesterday morning and who was rescued by the Motril fire service.

TNC Paraglider Rescue Motril Fire ServiceThe accident occurred not long before 11.45h, which was when 112 received a call, on a shoreline barranco between Torrenueva Costa and Carchuna, not far from the N-340 main road.

Also involved in the rescue, which ended with the injured person being taken to Hospital de Santa Ana in Motril, were the Policía nacional, the Motril fire service and a 061 ambulance.


Editorial comment: what a busy 7-odd days with fires in Dúrcal, Órgiva, and Almuñécar and rescues in Dúrcal, Otivar and Torrenueva Costas, not to mention the huge deployment used to find two men who had paddled out in a gale on a paddle board to watch the sunset…

(News/Noticias: Torrenueva Costas, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  1 comment for “Paraglider Pilot Rescued

  1. Patrick Barry Storey
    September 2, 2023 at 11:02 am

    They’re not called “Dangerous Sports” for nothing, Jim.

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