British man found this morning after going missing in Adeje barranco yesterday

A 67-year-old British man who went missing from his hotel yesterday has been found in the Barranco del Pinque near Playa Paraiso. Emergency services say that they were called out by the hotel’s reception on behalf of the man’s family, who reported a phone call he had made to say he had fallen and needed assistance. A wide-ranging search began because he was unable to give his location, but he was found alive and well late this morning, though disoriented and suffering from hypothermia. He is now in Hospiten Sur where his condition is said to be comfortable. Involved in the search for the missing man have been a GES helicopter and land-based unit, SUC ambulances, the Consorcio de Bomberos, the Guardia Civil, Adeje Policía Local, a sniffer dog unit from Ayuda en Emergencias Anaga (AEA), and Cruz Roja.

3 Comments

  1. It was a hive of activity with the emergency services including the helicopter around Playa Paraiso, Callao Salvaje and the surrounding area yesterday morning.

    Thanks to the hotel staff and the emergency services this man was rescued.

  2. Thanks to the family INSISTING and contacting BRITISH CONSULATE the helicopter FINALLY went out!! He should have been rescued the TEATIME he was lost NOT the next morning!!

  3. Author

    Emergency services here are totally professional, and don’t need anyone to insist on them doing their job. Helicopter searches are never carried out after dark for practical and security reasons, and since it gets dark around 6.30pm now, that is probably why the air search was started the following morning, especially if the search was only starting at teatime because they will always search the immediate area on land before launching air teams for obvious practical and economic reasons.

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