The Civil Guard has rescued Monday a father and son 11 years held incommunicado by the storm intense snow since Sunday afternoon in an area close to the Calar Alto, Almeria, as part of an operation in which they participated 18 crews and a helicopter with agents of Environment.

Both have been found in good health as, despite trapped inside your vehicle, could take refuge in a nearby farmhouse and build a fire for the night, Command reported in a statement.

The operation was activated at 19,00 hours to receive the operators of Operational Services Central Civil Guard Almería notice Emergency Service 112 Andalucía reporting as a neighbor and his son Tíjola 11 years had been trapped because of snow.

The information pointed to a very detailed area of ​​the Sierra de los Filabres, where father and son had quedados caught with your vehicle in the snow, about 8 the 10 kilometers of the domes of the observatory located at Calar Alto, where he had dropped a heavy snow as a result of past temporal.

After repeated attempts to contact the mobile phone facilitated by one of the lost people to the emergency 112 Andalusia, agents were able to talk and reassure hikers, who provided both environmental and location data that facilitated the search by not knowing the exact point where they were.

DEVICE SEARCH

With the data provided, searches from both started, in which they have participated, agents besides Environment Andalusian, endowments of posts Seron, Purchena, Gérgal, Tíjola, Fiñana, Huércal Overa y USECIC, Albox addition PACPRONA.

Tracing have also joined agents from the posts and Benaurel Caniles (Granada) and a helicopter, as well as experts and Rescue Group Mountain Intervention (Grip) de la Guardia Civil

The device, kept overnight and reinforced early hours of Monday, has paid off when the helicopter crew has located both in the area known as Sierra Carrasco, the municipality of Alcontar (Almería).

Throughout the search the agents of the Guardia Civil have regular contact by phone and have had the certainty of good condition in which they were both having managed to spend the night in a farmhouse where they could shelter and start a fire.

(Europa Press)