Dutch tourist found after 18 days trapped in Spanish ravine

6th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

Spanish police rescued unharmed Wednesday a 48-year-old Dutch woman hiker who spent 18 days trapped at the bottom of a ravine, police said.

The woman was spotted by a group of mountaineers near the resort town of Nerja in southern Spain and was then brought to safety by a police helicopter, police said in a statement.

"She became trapped in a pit near a river, without a rope and unable to ascend on her own," the statement said.

The woman was taken to hospital for observation. She is "stable, conscious and talking," a hospital spokesman said.

© 2011 AFP

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