Mountaineers rescued in Vall d’Ebo, Alicante

Firemen have now rescued all the mountaineers from the Barranco del Infierno in Vall d’Ebo, Alicante. The rescue mission began on Friday after one of the party, a young climber from Ondara, died while canyoning in the area.

The authorities were alerted at 17:30 on Friday that one of a group of climbers had suffered a fatal accident and a search was launched. However, the authorities initially thought the group consisted of thirteen climbers but later found out that the number was actually twenty-three.

The final group were rescued at 07:00 this morning. The Barranco del Infierno is located between the towns of Vall d’Ebo and La Nucia, in the district of Marina Alta.

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