Hiker found dead in ravine after La Palma search
A major search and rescue mission on La Palma had a sad outcome.
The emergency services had been alerted just after 10pm that a hiker had fallen down a ravine in the Caldera de Taburiente National Park in the municipality of El Paso.
A 12-strong rescue party was brought in, including the police, Park rangers, volunteers and Spanish Red Cross.
It was known that the man who fell was with two other people.
The search spanned a vast area and in the early hours of the morning, the rescue helicoper was flown in from Tenerife’s north airport to help.
The accident site was located at 9am and Civil Guard officers were dropped in to the ravine.
The body of the man, who was 60 and from Germany, was then found.
The two other hikers, a man aged 56 and a 57-year-old woman, also German, were located safe and unharmed and they were rescued by the helicopter which later recovered the fall victim’s body.