Man rescued by helicopter after falling on ice on Teide
A 37-year-old man needed medical assistance yesterday after slipping and falling in the Izaña area of Las Cañadas del Teide and injuring his leg. Members of the Spanish Red Cross, with an Immediate Emergency Response Team (ERIE), were dispatched to the area, but needed helicopter assistance due to access and the volume of traffic.
After falling down an icy slope, the GES helicopter located the man in Ramón Caminero and airlifted him to a waiting SUC ambulance where paramedics assessed him, and then transferred him to the University Hospital of the Canary Islands for further treatment.
The Tenerife Cabildo has asked the public to avoid going up Teide in the last few days, and has imposed access restrictions over the weekend to avoid crowds, but it was evident by the traffic jams and volume of cars that people ignored that advice as the snow was too much of a pull.