Fisherman Rescued Off Gran Canaria

January 16, 2013

A 67-year-old fisherman is being treated for shock after his boat struck rocks off the coast of Gran Canaria.

The drama unfolded at around 6.45pm last evening when the man got into difficulties and was adrift due to engine failure and ended up on the rocks below the cliffs at Taurito.

The Air Sea Rescue Service dispatched a helicopter, which rescued the man and delivered him to hospital in the island’s capital, Las Palmas, where he was treated for shock, as well as minor cuts and bruises and hypothermia.