Mountain rescue team stretcher woman for two hours after Mijas peak fall


The mountain rescue team in action. / GUARDIA CIVIL

  • The Guardia Civil specialist officers carried the 55-year-old victim with leg injuries to safety

Members of Malaga’s Guardia Civil mountain rescue team have stretchered a 55-year-old woman to safety after she suffered an accident while climbing the La Bola peak in Mijas.

The woman, who has a fractured tibia and fibula in her right leg, suffered the injuries while climbing the peak with her husband and a friend on Friday.

The rescuers carried the woman on a stretcher for two hours before taking her to the Alhaurín el Grande medical centre.

The Guardia Civil pointed out that the hikers lacked warm clothing and, furthermore, it was getting dark.