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Hiker trapped for 18 days in hole

A tourist has been found alive 18 days after falling into a deep hole while walking in Spanish mountains.

A group of mountaineers found Dutch woman Mary Anne Goossens, 48, trapped among boulders close to the source of the Chillar River outside the resort town of Nerja.

They were unable to rescue her, but left food and clothing before alerting regional emergency services. She was reported to be weak but uninjured.

Police mountain rescue teams have been dispatched to the area to find her.

Officers said Ms Goossens had some food when she set out walking. Water from a nearby spring also helped her survive.

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