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German hiker sprains ankle 

A 71-year-old German woman had to be rescued shortly after starting a walk on La Gomera.

The hiker was about to enjoy the popular La América trail in Valle Gran Rey when she stumbled and strained her ankle.

The 112 emergency centre was contacted and medics, firefighters and police all went to the scene.

The injured woman was treated at the scene before being stretchered back to an ambulance and then on to hospital. Her condition was described as non serious.