Members of the San Pedro Alcántara Park Fire Department rescued yesterday a 43-year-old man, a native of Donosti, who had been immobilized in the Canyon of Las Angosturas de Benahavís. The communications center received the notice at 3:30 p.m. alerting of the situation and immediately a team was activated, made up of a corporal and four firefighters, which moved to the place.
In the place were agents of the Local Police and Civil Guard of Benahavís, along with the companion of the injured, a woman of the same age who had managed to get out on her own and had made the emergency call.
The intervention began once visual contact was established with the man, who was perched on a rock about 300 meters from the canyon exit, with mild hypothermic symptoms and limited ability to move, but without serious injuries.
The four firefighters, wearing wetsuits, descended to that point with ropes and a rescue float, in which they accommodated him and transported him to the entrance area. The rescue maneuver lasted approximately one hour. Upon reaching the esplanade, he was offered food and warm clothing to warm him up.
The health services verified that the man, who was diabetic, was in good condition and that, presumably, various contractures or muscle cramps had hindered his mobility, although he did not require further medical attention and was able to leave the place on his own.