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Hiker dies after falling down a ravine on Gran Canaria

Hiker dies after falling down a ravine on Gran Canaria

A hiker died this Sunday after falling into a barranco ravine, in the Gran Canaria municipality of Valleseco, according to reports from the main emergency coordination team at 1-1-2 Canarias. The event took place on the GC-307 road, Zumacal highway, kilometre 2, at around 7:20 a.m. this morning.


A passerby alerted the emergency services that they had found some hiking poles and a backpack on the edge of a wall and heard someone calling for help from the ravine, so 1-1-2 activated the necessary emergency resources.

Upon arrival, they verified that it was an area that was difficult for healthcare personnel to access and that the affected person had fallen approximately 15 meters, so they began their descent to carry out his rescue.

When they reached the 61-year-old man, he was unconscious and in cardiorespiratory arrest, he underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but he died at the scene.

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