Rescuers airlifted two climbers injured in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Granada, Spain, to safety on Thursday, January 26.
Video posted by the Guardia Civil shows emergency responders using a helicopter to rescue the two people from the Granada mountain. Officials said that the rescue took place at an altitude of 9,800 feet (3,000 meters) after the mountaineers fell down an icy 160-foot (50-meter) slope.
Local news outlets reported that both climbers sustained serious injuries, but said that it “could have had much more serious consequences.”
Officials said that climbing the mountain range in snowy and icy conditions is “extremely dangerous” even for “technically gifted and experienced people.” Credit: Guardia Civil via Storyful