MOUNTAIN rescue teams have recovered the body of a man who fell 200 meters to his death whilest hiking in Sierra Nevada of Granada.
The tragic event occurred last Saturday, January 14, in the vicinity of the Veleta peak, in the municipality of Monachil (Granada).
According to the 112 Emergency services, the alert was given at 9 in the morning when the victim’s climbing partner, who was unharmed, called the emergency telephone number, reporting that his partner was unconscious after slipping and falling about 200 meters down the Pico del Veleta, the second highest. peak of the Iberian Peninsula and the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
A rescue team was immediately dispatched to the scene of the accident, together with a 061 helicopter. However, the emergency services could not do anything to save the life of the victim, whose details have not been revealed.
After the accident, the Civil Guard activated the corresponding judicial protocol.
Six more rescue operations have been carried out in the Sierra Nevada since Saturday morning in a hectic weekend of ice and snow-related falls.
Climbers are reminded that in winter the Sierra Nevada is covered in snow, which means that the highest peaks are only accessible to experienced mountaineers or with a guide.