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Teacher dies on school trip in mountains

Published on 28/11/2003

28 November 2003

CADIZ – A teacher died from a heart attack while climbing through mountains on a school trip, it was reported Friday.

Firemen and a mountain rescue team from the Guardia Civil recovered the body of 50-year-old Pedro Munoz Seca in the Grazalema Natural Park near Cadiz.

Doctors later said Seca had died from a heart attack while on an excursion with 19 students and another teacher from a secondary school.

The drama started when emergency services were called at about 1.30pm on Thursday afternoon by school staff who said the teacher had suffered a heart attack while descending the Garganta Verde, a very steep part of the Grazalema mountain range.

Two helicopters tried to rescue the teacher but could not land because of the difficult geography of the area.

Rescuers were joined by a group of cave explorers, but they could not reach the striken teacher.

Finally late on Thursday night, the specialised police mountain rescue team, from Granada, managed to reach Seca.

The students and the teacher were transferred to the health centre of Zaharra de la Sierra.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news