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Author Topic: Walker dies while climbing Barranco de Masca

Offline Janet

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Walker dies while climbing Barranco de Masca
« on: Thu 11 Jan 2018, 10:59 »
A 72-year-old man has died while walking in the Barranco de Masca. Emergency services say that they were called out just before 7pm yesterday evening  with reports that an elderly man was attempting to climb up the gorge and could be in need of help. Rescue teams including groups of bomberos and the mountaineering unit of the Guardia Civil started searching the barranco simultaneously from the top and bottom, but sadly, around 10pm, found the man’s body.
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Offline Perikles

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Re: Walker dies while climbing Barranco de Masca
« Reply #1 on: Thu 11 Jan 2018, 12:39 »
Emergency services say that they were called out just before 7pm yesterday evening  with reports that an elderly man was attempting to climb up the gorge ...

This begs the questions 1: why was he walking up the gorge? (almost everybody walks down it) and 2: why so late in the day?

One explanation is that he had walked down to the beach, missed the boat, had no choice but to walk back up. This would be way too strenuous for most people. It certainly raises questions which need to be answered.
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