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Sunday February 16, 2014

Rescue Personnel Find 8 People Who Went Missing in Storm on Spanish Islands

Rescue Personnel Find 8 People Who Went Missing in Storm on Spanish Islands

Photo: Teide National Park

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Eight people who went missing in a powerful storm on Spain’s Canary Islands have been found by emergency management services, while some 20 Spanish provinces remain on the alert for strong winds and, to a lesser extent, heavy rains.

Emergency management teams found the eight missing people in two different parts of Teide National Park, where they had called for help over their mobile phones. Access roads to where they were hiking on the mountain - 2,718 meters (8,911 feet) high at the summit - were impassable and the storm had blown down trees and caused mudslides.

Of the eight hikers, two required medical attention, but their state of health is generally good.

Meanwhile a German hiker who got lost Friday in a ravine on the Canaries was found Saturday by the rescue team.

All across Spain the wind, and to a lesser degree the rain and snow, put some 20 provinces on alert with gusts of up to 90 kph (56 mph), which in coastal areas were accompanied by towering waves.

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