A man was unharmed this Wednesday after suffering a paragliding accident in a rocky area of Tenerife, hanging from a rock. The accident occurred in the upper part of the Barranco del Infierno, municipality of Adeje.
1-1-2 immediately activated the necessary emergency resources after receiving an alert at around 1:05 p.m. this Wednesday. When the GES helicopter arrived at the place where the affected person was, the rescuers were lowered with the crane along the back side of the rock so as not to affect the paraglider with the helicopter’s recess, and the affected person was secured with safety ropes to be able to carry out the rescue.
Once secured, one of the rescuers descended using ropes to where the paraglider was and lowered him to a safe place where he was hoisted by the helicopter.
Subsequently, the affected person was transferred to the Fire Department helipad in Adeje, where an ambulance from the SUC was waiting for him but he refused medical assistance.
Members of the Fire Consortium enabled the helisurface for the GES helicopter to land and the Local Police collaborated with the emergency services.
It is the second rescue carried out today in Tenerife for a person who was paragliding. The other accident was suffered by a 47-year-old woman who, at the initial time of assistance, had various moderate traumas, transported in a basic life support ambulance to the Hospiten Sur University Hospital.