Thursday, July 07, 2011

Missing walker found 18 days after she fell down hole in Spanish mountains

A Dutch tourist has been found alive 18 days after falling into a deep hole while walking in Spanish mountains.

A group of mountaineers found Mary Anne Goossens, 48, trapped among boulders close to the source of the Chillar River outside the resort town of Nerja.

Photo from here.

They were unable to rescue her, but left food and clothing before alerting regional emergency services. She was reported to be weak but uninjured.

Police mountain rescue teams were dispatched to the area to find her. Officers said Ms Goossens had some food when she set out walking. Water from a nearby spring also helped her survive.

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