Woman dies while hiking in La Orotava

A woman of around 50 years of age died of a heart attack early this evening while walking the El Sendero de Los Órganos route in the La Orotava area. Emergency services were called at 6.14pm and a search and rescue helicopter was despatched due to the difficulty of the terrain for rescuers.

While they were transferring her to an ambulance waiting in the Los Cuartos football field, they tried to resuscitate her, attempts that were taken up by the paramedics when the helicopter landed. Nothing could be done, however, to save the life of the poor woman.  PV

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