68 year old hiker had broken both hips after a fall

The Fire Brigade rescued a 68 year old German man on Wednesday who fell while walking in the Rambla de la Fayona in San Miguel de Salinas, breaking both hips.

He managed to call 112 himself and a translator was able to find out his exact location. At first fire fighters from Torrevieja and medics attended to him on site but as it was impossible to move him on a stretcher because the ravine was steep a helicopter was required to rescue him.

He was transferred to an ambulance which took him to Torrevieja Hospital.