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Walker airlifted after fall in Masca Barranco

Posted by dolly diver on July 26, 2009
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A man who fell while hiking down the notorious Masca Barranco had to be airlifted to safety earlier this week.
A helicopter managed to land in a safe area among the steep slopes of the barranco near the man. He was then evacuated by stretcher and flown to the helipad in Adeje, where an ambulance was on standby to take him to a local hospital.
His condition was described as non-serious by hospital staff.

 	sponsored-walk-2009The Santiago del Teide branch of Asociación San Francisco de los Animales would like to thank Allison Barry for organising her second Sponsored Walk for the benefit of stray and abandoned animals within the municipality Santiago del Teide.

Twenty three walkers and six dogs participated in the walk which took place on Sunday, 15 March from Alcalá to Pilgrim’s Bar in Playa de la Arena. Stewart, the owner of Prilgrim’s kindly sponsored a buffet for the walkers. This was much appreciated by all.

One of the dogs on the walk was a Podenco Canario which had recently been picked up by a member. She was skin and bone and brought the plight of many dogs on the island to the attention of the public. Despite her thinness she managed the walk without problems

The branch would like to thank all the people who participated in the walk and lastly but by no means least the sponsors. The event raised 1,110 euros. All monies will be used for the benefit of stray and abandoned animals within the Municipality of Santiago del Teide.