Civil Guard personnel from the Almeria Civil Guard Command rescue a 58 year old woman who fell off a cliff while walking her pet in San Juan de los Terreros.
The action began when the patrols on duty received, at around 20:45 hours yesterday, a call from the Operational Communications Centre (C.O.C. – 062), alerting them to the fall of a person off a cliff in the San Juan de los Terreros neighbourhood.
The victim is said to have suffered injuries that make it impossible for him to move, but the exact location of his whereabouts is unknown.
Given the information available, the Guardia Civil personnel carried out a search, examining all the cliffs between the border with the municipality of Águilas (Murcia) and the San Juan de los Terreros neighbourhood.
This search is made difficult by the abrupt orography of the terrain and the consequent absence of light as the minutes go by. The agents tried on each cliff to listen for any sound indicating that the victim was nearby, but the noise of the waves breaking on the coast, given the state of the sea, made it practically impossible to distinguish any sound.
Finally, on arriving at the area known as “Las Honduras”, the officers heard what appeared to be the barking of a dog. They approached the area and first located the animal and from there heard the victim’s cries for help in a very steep area.
Taking all possible precautions to avoid a fall, the officers descended to where the victim was at sea level.
After examining the victim’s injuries, the officers proceeded on the one hand to calm him down and on the other to coordinate his evacuation to the hospital “La Inmaculada” in Huércal Overa. The first diagnosis was a sprained leg and broken hip.
This rescue was possible thanks to the perseverance of the officers who combed the area overcoming the difficulties of the terrain and the sunset and the dog named “JET” of the victim, who did not leave her at any time and began to bark intensely when he saw the officers.