Photo: Bomberos de Tenerife.
A 77-year-old German walker died yesterday evening while walking on a trail at Roque Dos Hermanos, Punta del Hidalgo on the north Tenerife coast. Emergency services say that they dispatched a helicopter and land-based search and rescue teams including bomberos shortly before 6pm after receiving reports that the man had been walking alone and had not returned to his hotel. The search was resumed at first light today when sadly, the helicopter crew spotted his body, which was taken to the La Guancha helipad where the Guardia Civil have taken charge of the case.
The authorities again ask the public to follow official advice (see HERE), and particularly to avoid the coast during severe weather alerts such as are in place at present (see HERE) and not to risk their own lives nor those of service personnel who have to rescue them.