Another hiker in hospital after ignoring official requests to avoid strenuous exercise in full heatwave

Just six days I posted that a 70-year-old British woman was overcome by the heat while attempting the Barranco del Infierno walk in full heatwave (link). She was rescued by GES helicopter and emergency services asked the public to wait until conditions improve before undertaking hikes or other draining exercise.

This afternoon, another hiker, a 68-year-old woman, had to be rescued by GES helicopter after becoming seriously ill while on the Chabor walk in Ifonche, Adeje. She has been taken in serious condition to Hospiten Sur, and again emergency services request the public to avoid strenuous exercise in the middle of the day in the middle of a heatwave.

Just in case it has been missed, I have a page HERE on “risky activities, which includes the advice that charges towards costs for emergency assistance can be made when the participant fails to obey official warning instructions or bans.

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