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Man falls 18ft down hillside 

A 53-year-old man suffered multiple injuries after falling 18ft down a hillside on La Palma in the early hours of the morning.

The accident happened on the LP-104 in the municipality of San Andrés y Sauces at 2.20am.

The Canary Emergency Service, a medical team from the local health centre, La Palma firemen and the Civil Guard were all called out following a call to the 112 control centre.

Firefighters rescued the man and doctors gave him first aid at the scene before he was taken to hospital. His injuries were described as “moderate”.