Helicopter Airlifts Stranded Surfers From Jagged Rocks

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

Video Credit: CEN/@salvamentogob

This is the moment two surfers are airlifted from jagged rocks by a rescue helicopter after being dragged off course by strong winds.

The incident took place in Port de Valldemossa in the island of Majorca in the eastern Spanish Balearic Islands when the male and female surfers encountered trouble at sea.

According to local media, the emergency services were informed that two surfers were trapped on the rocks at around 6.30pm.

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Pictures Credit: CEN/@salvamentogob

The Spanish Maritime Safety and Rescue Society (Sasemar) sent out the Helimer 205 helicopter.

An emergency services spokeswoman told Central European News (CEN): “The two surfers were aged 25 and 30 and had Spanish names.”

The stranded couple managed to call for help after ending up trapped on the rocks.

According to local media, the surfers were found with early signs of hypothermia and were airlifted to the Hospital Universitario Son Espases for treatment.

Sasemar shared a video of the rescue online and the footage shows the helicopter approaching the jagged coastline as a rescuer prepares to airlift the female surfer on board.

According to the young couple, strong winds dragged them off course while surfing and they ended up on stranded on the rocks.

Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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