Couple rescued in Mojacar rains

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The van became stuck in the river bed following a downpour

NEWS Staff Reporter

The Guardia Civil rescued two people who were trapped by rising waters in a Mojacar river bed during last week’s rains.

The incident happened last Thursday afternoon (October 3) when the two were travelling in a Ford Transit van along the La Granatilla river bed. The van became stuck in the mud as the water level rapidly rose.

The couple made a dash to a nearby rock and unsuccessfully tried to contact the emergency services for help. By chance, a Guardia Civil patrol who spotted the stranded van made their way down to the river bed and were able to rescue them.

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