Ministry of the Interior | The Director General visits the Mountain Service of the Civil Guard in Huesca

The Director General of the Civil Guard, Leonardo Marcos, has visited the Mountain Service in Jaca (Huesca), where he held a meeting with Civil Guard specialists in the mountains, and was able to see first-hand how they work in this Unit, how it has evolved in recent years, as well as the perspectives and plans for the future.

Leonardo Marcos has personally congratulated the Civil Guards, belonging to the GREIM of Cangas de Onís (Asturias) who rescued the two speleologists from the Garmaciega cave in Cantabria a week ago.

The director general later travelled to the Special Mountain Training Centre in Candanchú, where he attended an exhibition.

Mountain Service of the Civil Guard

The Mountain Service depends on the Headquarters of Special Units and Reserve of the Operations Command of the Civil Guard, with its Central Body in Jaca (Huesca), where the Specific Mountain Training Center (CAEM) is also located.

The Mountain Service was created on March 11, 1967. Since its creation, it has rescued more than 44,500 people in the more than 26,600 interventions it has carried out.

From January to May of this year, the Mountain Service of the Civil Guard, in the 573 interventions carried out, has rescued a total of 373 people, of which 56 were killed, 220 injured and 297 unharmed. Specifically in Huesca, a total of 136 rescues were carried out, of which 3 resulted in deaths, 2 injured and 27 unharmed.

The Mountain Service currently has 24 Mountain Rescue and Intervention Groups (GREIM) deployed throughout the country. It currently has almost 300 specialists.

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