Man Takes a Fall on Hiker Trail

Saltillo en Canillas de Aceituno has been the scene of at least two accidents since this hiker attraction was inaugurated in October 2020.

AXA Caminito de Rey Saltillo Rio Almachares AccidentThis route, which is more commonly known as Axarquía’s Caminito del Rey, was also the scene of an accident in October 2020 after a woman fell to her death, just days after its opening, because she was apparently looking at her mobile rather than where she was treading.

On this occasion, the victim is a 68-year-old man who suffered a fall resulting in several head injuries.

This occurred around 14.00h yesterday and required the help of the fire service and Protección Civil to get him out of the ravine and to hospital. It appears that the man fell as a consequence of fainting.

He was first attended to by a group of young people who were also doing the route. In fact the victim was part of a group of 40 hikers.

Upon reaching him they first made sure that he would fall no further into the ravine. They then applied First Aid to the gashes on his head caused when he fell.

The exact part of the trail was on a down slope just before the famous hanging bridge over Río Almachares.

(News/Noticias: ALmachares, Axarquia, Malaga, Andalucia)

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