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The Huesca Civil Guard saves a mountaineer from Bilbao who fell 200 meters into a hill

The Huesca Civil Guard saves a mountaineer from Bilbao who fell 200 meters into a hill

Jeickson Sulbaran

January 29, 2024 | 6:56 p.m.

The mountain, with its majestic presence and breathtaking landscapes, is a destination that attracts adventurers of all kinds. However, it is also a place where risk is always present. Recently, a mountaineer from Bilbao lived an experience that could have ended in tragedy if it were not for the quick and efficient intervention of the Huesca Civil Guard. This incident not only highlights the dangers inherent in mountaineering but also the importance of rescue teams in critical situations.

El mountaineer from Bilbao, a 62-year-old man, faced the worst-case scenario when fall about 200 meters in the Collado de Tortiellas area, on the classic north face of Aspe, in Aisa. The situation was critical: he fell into a hole and was injured in difficult terrain. He Mountain Rescue and Intervention Group (GREIM) of the Huesca Civil Guard, with his skill and experience, was essential in ensuring a favorable outcome in this extremely dangerous situation.

A rescue operation in adverse conditions

Heroic rescue of a mountaineer from Bilbao in Huesca after falling 200 meters

The rescue was not easy. It required an operation that included flying over the area by helicopter and difficult access to the accident site, where rescuers had to use ice axes and crampons. In situations like this, every second counts and the expertise of the GREIM agents was decisive. After arriving at the scene of the accident, the Basque mountaineer was treated on site by health personnel and evacuated on a rescue stretcher, with partial support from the aircraft. Later, he was transferred to the Jaca regional hospital.

This event reminds us of the importance of preparation and caution when carrying out mountaineering activities. The mountains, with their untamed beauty, also hide dangers that can arise at any time, and being prepared is vital.

Other interventions of the Civil Guard in risk situations

La work of the GREIM of Huesca It was not limited to this case. In an act of courage and continued commitment, They attended to a hiker who suffered a fall from about 15 meters high on the GR 11 trail in the Bujaruelo Valley, in Torla. The woman, 61 years old and a resident of Zaragoza, was evacuated by helicopter to the hospital in Huesca, suffering multiple trauma.

Furthermore, in a parallel fact, the Boltaña GREIM agents carried out another complex rescue operation in La Fueva, near Peña Santa Ana. A minor reported that his uncle and his cousin had fallen down a 10-meter vertical while going to look for their hunting dog. The rescuers, facing complicated terrain and poor visibility, managed to locate the victims, one of them injured, and proceeded to evacuate them using rope descent techniques.

These incidents highlight the valuable work of rescue teams, who risk their lives to save others. The Huesca Civil Guard, with his professionalism and dedication, has once again demonstrated its crucial role in the safety of those who enjoy the mountains. We appreciate your tireless work and remind all outdoor enthusiasts of the importance of taking precautions and always being prepared for any eventuality.

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