Emergency services find walker missing since last night in Teide National Park

Emergency services find walker missing since last night in Teide National Park

Update 11pm: They have found him, a 21-year-old German, alive and well though suffering from sunburn, dehydration and non-severe exhaustion. He was located at 5pm in the Montaña Blanca area and has been taken by ambulance to Hospital Bellevue in Puerto de la Cruz, after his rescue involved a Guardia Civil helicopter and mountain group, the Grupo de Emergencias y Salvamento (GES), Red Cross mountain unit, Bomberos, Policía Local, teams from the Parques Nacionales, and staff from the teleférico. PV

Original post 4.30pm: Emergency services are searching for a walker who has disappeared in the Teide National Park. A fellow walker raised the alarm at around 1am last night after waiting a few hours for the man to meet as arranged at the teleférico. The two had decided to take different paths to the meeting point, and to the concern at his failure to arrive was added the worry that he was not adequately dressed for the mountain. Despite searching throughout the night, however, the bomberos handed over to a relief team this morning with the man still not found. As of 4pm this afternoon, Guardia Civil helicopters and Red Cross have joined in the search.  LO

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