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IrelandTwenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain

00:25  21 august  2019
00:25  21 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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I have always wanted to walk the Camino to Santiago de Compostela but, as a single woman of increasing Dublin-based travel agency Follow The Camino offered me a way to discover the famous walk With cheery shouts of “Buen Camino !” – a phrase I hear hundreds of times during the week

The Camino de Santiago (Latin: Peregrinatio Compostellana, " Pilgrimage of Compostela"; Galician: O Camiño de Santiago), known in English as the Way of Saint James among other names

Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Twenty Irish tourists suffering with exhaustion and hypothermia have been helped by the Spanish emergency services while taking part in the ‘Camino de Santiago’ pilgrimage. (Picture credit: Central European News) Twenty Irish tourists on the Camino pilgrimage walk have been helped by Spanish emergency services after suffering from exhaustion and hypothermia.

The Camino de Santiago is a network of pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in the north-western Spanish region of Galicia.

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Hypothermia is a condition that occurs when your body temperature drops below 95°F. Major complications can result from this drop in temperature, including death. Age is a risk factor for hypothermia . Infants and older adults have the highest risk of developing hypothermia .

In 2004 I first walked the Camino Frances the main Camino de Santiago route; I first wrote this I was a student at the time and I wanted to do something different during the summer, something I now believe that journeys like this, pilgrimages , are very important for people and it is a great idea to

According to local media, emergency services received a call at around 6pm on Sunday saying that a group of 20 Irish tourists, including four blind people, were showing signs of exhaustion and hypothermia.

As the adverse weather conditions were worsening, firefighters were sent to their location in two vehicles to evacuate the members of the group in the most distress.

The rest of the group was guided along one of the routes towards the Roncesvalles hostel where they reportedly stayed the night.

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Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain
Twenty Irish tourists suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia during Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain

Luckily, no one needed hospital attention after falling into trouble near the mountainous border with southern France.

According to reports, the emergency services have assisted in three rescue operations on the Camino de Santiago so far this year.

On April 24, 23 pilgrims were rescued near the Izandorre refuge, which is situated close to where the Irish group needed assistance.

On February 18, a woman and her two children were saved in the same area when the father called the authorities to inform them that they had not returned to the hostel.

Every year, the authorities carry out around 30 rescue operations on the Camino de Santiago between southern France and northern Spain, usually due to adverse weather conditions.

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