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Hiker airlifted to hospital 

The emergency helicopter had to be called in to rescue a 59-year-old woman who fell whilst out walking along the Caleta de la Negra in the municipality of La Matanza de Acentejo.

The fire service, Civil Guard, emergency rescue group and medics were all involved because of the inaccessibility of the area. Police said she fell in a particularly steep zone and injured her leg.

The woman was airlifted to Tenerife’s north airport where she was given treatment and then taken on to hospital.

The accident happened in the popular hiking zone on the coast of Santa Úrsula.