A recent search for a missing hiker. | ALEJANDRO SEPULVEDA


Palma.—The Balearics is one of the regions of Spain with the highest number of incidents involving hikers and climbers, according to the Guardia Civil which is in charge of the country’s mountain rescue teams.
Over the past two months, mountain rescue teams have carried out 227 operations nationwide.
343 people have been rescued and ten percent of the incidents occurred here in the Balearics.
Only Aragon, which accounted for 54 percent of the incidents, came ahead of the Balearics and Castilla y Leon, which also recorded a ten percent share of the number of accidents and incidents.
According to the Guardia Civil’s report, of the people rescued, 172 escaped unhurt hurt, 153 were injured and 18 died.
What is more, the mountain rescue teams, which have to quite often risk their own lives by operating searches at night in mountainous regions such as the Serra de Tramuntana, had to respond to 20 percent more incidents in comparison to June and July of last year.