Weekend of intense work for the emergency services in the Canary Islands. The helicopters of the Emergency and Rescue Group (GES) and Maritime Rescue have rescued 12 hikers on the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife in just 24 hours, between Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon, as reported by the Emergency and Security Coordination Center (Cecoes) 1-1-2 of the Government of the Canary Islands. Of that dozen walkers, seven were rescued in Gran Canaria and the remaining five in Tenerife. Of the total, nine hikers were rescued unharmed after getting lost through the ravines of the insular geography, while the other three required help after having suffered an accident or for presenting health problems during their outing to the field.
Emergency helicopters have had to make up to six exits to help the 12 hikers. The first rescue took place in Tenerife on Friday afternoon, when a Maritime Rescue Helimer helicopter had to travel to the coast of Santiago del Teide, west of the island of Tenerife, to help four people who could not continue on their way. along the coast of the municipality. They were unharmed.
The second rescue occurred around 12:00 noon this Saturday in Gran Canaria, when the GES aircraft rescued two people unharmed who had been lost in the Charco Azul area, in the municipality of Agaete. The hikers had become disoriented and were heading towards Tamadaba when they went off the trail.
One of the injured people managed to be located by sending his location by mobile phone
The third took place on the island of Tenerife at around 1:05 p.m., when the GES rescued a hiker who had suffered a fall on a path located in the Catalanes area, in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and had suffered trauma. on one leg and could not continue on his way. The affected person was evacuated by helicopter to the Tenerife North airport, where personnel from the Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC) treated him and transferred him in a basic life support ambulance to the Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria University Hospital.
At 3:21 p.m., the helicopter received two warnings. In the first of these, a 51-year-old man of German origin had suffered a fall on a path located in the vicinity of the Siberio dam on a path on the way to Artenara. He was located thanks to the fact that he sent his location via mobile phone, according to sources from the Gran Canaria Emergency Consortium. He was transferred to the Doctor Negrín Hospital. In the second notice, a 69-year-old man needed help when he was hiking through the Barranco del Toro, in San Bartolomé de Tirajana. From there he was transferred to the El Berriel helipad and from there by ambulance to the Maspalomas health center.
Finally, after 6:00 p.m. in the afternoon, the GES helicopter had to make another flight to help three foreigners who were lost while hiking in the Fataga ravine, in the town of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. From there they were transferred to the El Berriel aerodrome. They were unharmed.