The Guardia Civil cliff rescue team were in action last weekend, carrying out two rescues, one in Gaucín and the second on the cliffs above Cantarriján beach, in the natural park to the east of Nerja.

The first rescue took place at 3.30pm on Saturday when the 112 Emergency Service reported an injured person in the Barranco de las Buitreras. The injured man had fallen and hurt his back, while descending the río Guadiaro. After being rescued from gorge, the casualty was taken to Malaga hospital by helicopter. The helicopter was then immediately despatched to the Cantarriján area where a swimmer had got into difficulties and was trapped on the cliffs above the beach.

The swimmer had gone out to the cliffs on his inflatable air bed and had become stranded after climbing halfway up the cliff face – a height of around 60 metres above the sea. The emergency services performed their second rescue of the day, retrieving the hapless climber from his dangerous predicament.

Two years ago a pregnant woman had to be rescued from the cliffs above Maro beach after the inflatable toy boat she was in, was driven on to the rocks. Full story here.

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