Walker rescued from barranco near Masca

Bomberos de San Miguel and volunteer Santiago del Teide firemen have rescued today a tourist in great difficulty in a barranco between Los Gigantes and Masca. Thankfully hiker and firemen are all fine, but the authorities say that the rescue was dangerous because it really needed air resources but it was too windy for them to operate. Firemen therefore had to assist on foot in the area of the presently ironically named Barranco Seco where they would not normally be required to go.  The photo above has been provided by the bomberos to show the conditions and location where they were forced to provide assistance to the man while the authorities again call for the public to show prudence while these weather conditions persist.

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