British holidaymaker has died after the mobility buggy she was driving veered off a Spanish hiking trail into a deep nature park ravine.
The 58-year-old woman – whose identity has not been revealed – was driving along a hiking trail when her scooter toppled over the edge.
An unnamed companion – also in a buggy – was injured after he tried to save her from the fall to the steep valley floor.
Police are investigating the tragedy in the Serra Gelada nature park near Benidorm on 24th August at 4.15pm.
The park is well known for its spectacular views from ravines that are almost 1,000 feet deep.
Provincial Firefighters of Alicante (Consorcio Provincial de Bomberos de Alicante) staged a two-hour operation to retrieve the woman’s body.
Police are also investigating if the motorised wheelchair complied with safety regulations.
The woman is said to have died instantly after a blow to the head during her fall.
Benidorm – on Spain’s Costa Blanca – is massively popular with British tourists, and their use of mobility scooters is growing.
More than 10 rental businesses across the resort offer visitors the opportunity to hire the vehicles.
The death comes after a woman using a wheelchair was pulled into the sea earlier this summer.
The incident took place at the Dun Laoghaire pier in Dublin, Ireland on 27th June, according to local media reports.
The Dublin Coastguard assisted in the recovery of the woman’s body.
A spokesperson from the Gardai, the national police service of Ireland stated that the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death are being investigated.