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STAFF REPORTER IN the early hours of yesterday morning, an elderly British tourist was rescued in Banyalbufar by Emergency services (SEIB 112) and taken to Son Dureta hospital with leg injuries.

According to a spokesman, the 66-year-old tourist was staying at the Hotel Sa Coma in Banyalbufar and lost his way out walking late on Friday afternoon.

After the alarm was raised, Mountain Rescue teams with dogs, the Guardia Civil and the Fire Services searched through the night.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, a 53-year-old German tourist, Peter Stenger, died suddenly on a group excursion to Massanella mountain.
Emergency services said that the tourist who was hiking along with another 17 German visitors, was staying at a hotel in Pollensa. The excursion had apparently been going well until the group reached sa Font de s'Avenç when one of its members collapsed and suffered severe head injuries after declaring that he felt unwell.

There was a doctor in the group who immediately attended Stenger and tried to revive him but nothing could be done to save his life. Because of the height above sea level the Guardia Civil's helicopter rescue squad was alerted and the body taken to the Institute of Forensic science. An autopsy was ordered to see if Stenger had suffered from a heart attack prior to his collapse.