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Hiker breaks ankle 

A hiker had to be rescued after suffering a fall in a ravine on La Palma.

The woman broke an ankle whilst out walking in the Barranco de San Bartolo in Puntallana.

Police, firefighters and emergency medics were all called out and managed to locate the injured woman and her walking companion near a local viewing point.

The hiker was stretchered to a waiting ambulance and taken on to hospital.

Doctors said her ankle break was of a less serious nature.