AN elderly angler was left in a critical condition last Saturday evening after falling on to a rocky coastline at El Hierro’s Las Cojas beach and into the sea.
The accident happened in the Valverde municipality, and the emergency services received a call at around 8pm, requesting medical assistance.
An ambulance was dispatched, and, upon arrival, medics saw a couple of surfers rescuing the man, who was quickly assessed.
The 71-year-old had endured serious bruising through the fall, and an emergency helicopter was called for to evacuate him to the Virgen de los Reyes general hospital, where he was admitted for observation.
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