Man rescued after windsurfing accident in Almeria

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RESCUE: Guardia Civil officers managed to pull the man from the water ©Guardia Civil

 A 66-YEAR-OLD man has been rescued from Almerian waters after falling into the water and injuring himself while windsurfing.

Guardia Civil officers who were involved in the search for missing eight-year-old Gabriel Cruz Ramirez were informed that a man was struggling offshore of the Playazo de Rodalquilar.

According to reports, the man had been knocked off his windsurfing board after a strong westerly wind and became caught in the strong current and swell.

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When the man was eventually rescued by officers, he was conscious, but showing obvious signs of fatigue and was bleeding from a head wound.

He was treated onboard to stop the bleeding from his head, before then being taken to Carboneras and transferred to a nearby health centre for further treatment.

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