The Local Police of Mijas has rescued a man in the Sierra de Mijas after suffering a heatstrokea 53-year-old Briton who required the help of the agents to return to the urban center from the Mirador de la Cañada de Gertrudis, as reported by the City Council on Wednesday.

As detailed by the Consistory, the man was at the viewpoint yesterday Tuesday when he contacted his wife because he couldn’t get back on his ownwhich notified the Mijas Local Police at 3:20 p.m., and a vehicle quickly went to the coordinates provided by the relative.

The agents they found the man in good condition at the Mirador de la Cañada de Gertrudis and was finally transferred in the police vehicle to the Mijas Pueblo Tourist Office, where his wife was.

The Costa del Sol and the municipality of Mijas are located immersed in a heat wave which this Wednesday will foreseeably reach its extreme peak with a red warning for temperatures above 40 degrees. Faced with this situation, the City of Mijas asks citizens to take extreme precautions such as avoiding outdoor activities in central hours of the day, exposing yourself to the sun without protection, drinking water and liquids frequently, wearing light clothing, and not leaving people or animals locked in parked vehicles.

Fire risk in Mijas

Finally, it should be remembered that Mijas is in a danger zone due to the risk of forest fires in AndalusiaTherefore, the Consistory asks residents and visitors to make responsible use of rural and forest areas, especially the Sierra de Mijas.

Do not smoke and throw away the butts in rural areas or not leaving any type of glass residue in these areas that can cause the magnifying glass effect and start a fire or avoid using machinery that can generate sparks, are some of the recommendations. In addition, it is recalled that carrying out barbecues and agricultural burnings is prohibited, as well as the passage of motor vehicles through forest spaces and areas of forest influence until next October 15. In case of emergency, call 112.

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