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German hiker rescued by helicopter 

A 62-year-old German woman had to be rescued by the emergency helicopter after suffering a fall on La Gomera.

The woman was out walking in the Mirador del Santo area of Valle Gran Rey when the accident happened just before 5.30pm.

The emergency services were alerted and it was decided to bring in the rescue helicopter because of the difficult location.

The woman, who suffered mild trauma, was taken to the heliport at San Sebastian and then on to hospital.