Last night, the Guardia Civil de la Almería Command helped an elderly man with reduced mental capacity, who was located, disoriented, injured and immobile, for 5 hours, in the area of El cautivo in the town of Níjar (Almería).
This investigation is part of the Major Security Plan, aimed at preventing and improving the safety of our elderly.
At 23.15 hours on the 17th, the Almeria Command and Service Coordination Centre (062) received a call alerting them that a 71 year old man with reduced mental capacity was missing somewhere in the El Cautivo area of the town of Nijar.
While the patrol on duty moves as quickly as possible, the Command and Coordination Centre establishes direct contact between the alerting person and the patrol so that they can gather as much information as possible and locate the missing person as quickly as possible. From this information, the Guardia Civil personnel in action learn that the missing person has a high degree of mental deficiency, that he left his home at around 19.30 hours and that at 23.00 hours he made a phone call requesting urgent help, that he had fallen into a well, that he is injured, disoriented and that he cannot indicate where he is, he can only say that he is near some olive and eucalyptus trees. The call was cut off and he did not get a signal again.
The Guardia Civil of Almeria with the collaboration of the Civil Protection of Nijar, with the help of portable lighting equipment, begin to carry out coordinated raids in the areas of the site that match the data provided. The result was positive at 00.40 when at the edge of a stream and adjacent to a small well, the missing person was located, lying on the ground, with multiple bruises on his body and face, disoriented and with difficulty in speaking, he also reported that he could not move and that he had been like this for five hours.
As a result of this action, and given the difficulty of the terrain, the Guardia Civil de Almería with the collaboration of the Civil Protection of Níjar, moved the injured man by vehicle to his home where he was to be attended to by emergency technicians.