Seriously injured after falling and hitting his head with a stone when he was stifling a fire in Torrox

Seriously injured after falling and hitting his head with a stone when he was stifling a fire in Torrox

When he has passed his vehicle through the area and has seen the flames, he has not thought twice, he has stopped the car and tried to suffocate them with the help of a shovel and other tools he carried. However, the fatality has meant that this 58-year-old Torrox neighbor, José Zapata, a City Council employee, has suffered a fall, hitting his head hard with a stone. The events have occurred this afternoon on the ring road of the axárquica locality, which gives access to the highway. The man remains admitted to the Emergency Observation area of ??the Regional Hospital of La Axarquía.

As published by the digital AxarquíaPlus, Zapata was driving along the road when he saw the fire and stopped his vehicle to try to extinguish the flames, before the arrival of firefighters. Apparently, the man slipped and fell to the ground, hitting his head with a stone and losing consciousness. After the work to immobilize it, which lasted for almost half an hour, an ambulance transferred him to the health center of Vélez-Málaga.

The mayor of Torrox, Oscar Medina (PP), who remains very aware of the evolution of the municipal worker, wanted to thank the "huge gesture of responsibility he has had", while congratulating the Local Police and the rest of emergency services for the action taken. The fire has occurred, for unknown reasons, in the El Rubio polvero area and has affected an agricultural environment and a container area. In the extinction of the same they have intervened the fire brigades of Nerja and Vélez-Málaga of the Provincial Consortium of the Diputación. The councilor explained that the injured person has already had several tests and, initially, has ruled out that he has suffered ser

Image of the fire next to the ring road. / SOUTH

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