15-year-old boy ends up in hospital after suffering injuries in Xàbia sea cave

The youngster suffered a concussion and showed signs of hypothermia and disorientation.

Tuesday 21st July 2021 – PRESS RELEASE with Mike Smith

Lifeguards from the Cruz Roja de Xàbia evacuated an injured 15-year-old boy on Monday afternoon after the youngster hit a rock inside Cova del Llop Marí, the popular sea cave some 1.5 kilometres east of Granadella cove.

According to municipal sources, the accident occurred at around 2.30pm on Monday afternoon which resulted in a surveillance launch being deployed from Cala Granadella, supported by the land rescue vehicle, whose occupants were able to access the cave area by way of the steep sets of steps which lead down to the fishing area known as Sol de Barranc.

The sea rescue team were able to stabilize the injured boy on a dry surface inside the cave. It has been reported that he had suffered a concussion and showed signs of hypothermia and disorientation so he was completely immobilized and taken by boat to Granadella where a waiting ambulance took him to hospital.