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Belgian couple found safe and well after getting lost on Río Chíllar hike near Nerja

  • The hikers were located by local police after a three-hour search

A Belgian couple were rescued by local police after becoming lost while hiking along the Río Chillar from Nerja to Frigiliana just before Christmas.

Receptionists at the Riu Monica in Nerja, where the man, 53, and woman, 50, were staying, alerted police when they failed to return to the hotel on the evening of 22 December.

After a three-hour search police found the couple safe and well but tired in an area known as Lomillas del Chillar, which is difficult to access.