Helicopter Rescue Of 8yo Tourist In Majorca
This is the daring helicopter rescue of an eight-year-old tourist who fell off a cliff in Majorca.
The incident occurred at the cliffs of an area known as Cap des Pinar, in the town of Alcudia on the Spanish Balearic island of Majorca.
Local media report that the eight-year-old German girl, whose name has not been revealed, had been walking along the cliffs with her family when she slipped and fell off a 13-foot precipice.
The girl suffered a serious cut to her head and bruising to her body in the fall and a helicopter had to be called to rescue her due to the
inaccessibility of the area, according to reports.
In the video, a helicopter can be seen hovering metres above the see next to the rocks where a rescue team are treating the girl.
The youngster is lifted into the helicopter from the rocks on a stretcher before the helicopter flies away.
Local media report the girl was flown to a waiting ambulance which then took her to the local Son Espases hospital.
Doctors said her condition is serious but not life-threatening.
The Spanish Civil Guard worked with the fire service in the rescue operation, according to reports.
Local media report that eight young tourists have died during this year’s summer season in Majorca after falling from heights but most of the cases have been linked with alcohol consumption.