The Provincial Council’s CPB simulates the rescue of a paraglider from the Puente Nuevo in Ronda at a height of 80 metres

The Vice President of the Provincial Council and President of the CPB, Manuel Marmolejo, explained that “this type of drill helps firefighters to minimize risks and ensure the speed and effectiveness of their interventions.”

This week, members of the Provincial Fire Brigade Consortium (CPB) of the Malaga Provincial Council carried out a simulation of the rescue of a paraglider who had become stuck on the Puente Nuevo in Ronda, at an altitude of about 80 metres, after making an erroneous manoeuvre.

In this exercise, which is part of the CPB’s training activities in relation to rescues in hard-to-reach areas, three different services have participated under the coordination of Emergencies 112 Andalusia, a service attached to the Ministry of the Presidency, Interior, Social Dialogue and Administrative Simplification of the Regional Government.

Eight members of the Provincial Fire Consortium’s Ronda fire brigade, four members of the National Police’s special operations group and two ambulances were involved.

The Vice-President of the Provincial Council and President of the CPB, Manuel Marmolejo, explained that “this type of drill helps firefighters to minimise risks and ensure the speed and effectiveness of their interventions.”

During the exercise, the National Police acted with its air unit, made up of a helicopter and drones, and made initial contact with the victim to confirm that he was in good condition. The firefighters then approached him from two different points to stabilise his condition, put a harness on him – an evacuation triangle – and lift him up with pulleys – called a hoist. Finally, the two rescuers lifted the victim up and made him available to the medical resources.

 
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