Walker dies in Barranco del Infierno

Update 27 October: Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced that the Barranco del Infierno will be closed for the foreseeable future after the death of a German hiker yesterday in a rockfall thought to have been caused by the recent heavy rains, though the actual cause will be the subject of an investigation which is now underway. The barranco was closed until May this year after a similar accident in 2009 killed another walker.

Update 6pm: Adeje Ayuntamiento has expressed its sadness at the tragic accident earlier today in the Barranco del Infierno, and said that it will help the authorities in any way that it can as they investigate the incident. Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said that he was informed about the accident around 1pm and was in touch with emergency services and the rescue and recovery at every stage. He also went to the barranco entrance together with the Tenerife Cabildo’s Consejero de Seguridad y Medioambiente, José Antonio Valbuena, to offer what help and assistance might be needed.

Original post 26 October: A 62-year-old German woman died today in a landslide while hiking in the Barranco del Infierno. The barranco had been closed during the recent rains and had not long reopened, but side banking gave way causing a rock slide. A GES helicopter and bomberos were involved in the recovery of her body, and also in assisting the group she was walking with, several of whom received non-serious injuries.

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