4 individuals from Barcelona needed to be rescued within the Junta de Los Ríos canyon above Otívar yesterday after they turned caught climbing its partitions.
The 4, aged between 16 and 53, discovered that they might go no additional when making an attempt to make their approach down – that they had in all probability come to a waterfall and determined to work their approach round it and had change into caught.
The emergency, name centre (112) knowledgeable the Guardia Civil in order that they might ship out a mountain rescue crew. The decision centre had obtain a name from an individual who mentioned that he had seen 4 individuals clinging to the steep facet of the higher ravine, who have been shouting for assist.
The caller additionally mentioned that that they had been on this scenario for at the least 40 minutes since he had first seen them – he couldn’t telephone earlier than as a result of there had been no cell protection.
A 2-man crew from the Grupo de Montaña was flown down from Granada by helicopter and flew alongside the ravine till they discovered the 4 excursionists. Making gestures to inform them to not transfer as a result of there was an extended drop beneath them, they started the extraction course of: the 2 crew members have been wynched down and so they harness up two of the victims, beginning with the youngest lad of 16. With them onboard they got here again for the remaining two.
With the helicopter with all people on board, the pilot made his technique to the place the victims had left their automobile, within the parking space on the prime finish of the descent route that excursionists take. None of them had suffered any critical accidents though all had scratches and bruises.
The victims defined how that they had jumped right into a waterfall pond from which there was no approach of getting again up once more and naturally, there was no cell protection.
Editorial remark: what kind of fool jumps down a waterfall, with no tools to allow them to get again up once more or make their approach additional down? They clearly haven’t any sense of self preservation. How a lot has it value up to now this summer time to rescue individuals after doing one thing utterly silly?
(Information: Otivar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)