27th September 2023
Sitges News

Serious cliff accident & complaints due to alcohol during Christmas in Sitges

The Christmas weekend in Sitges saw a serious accident involving a hiker, as well as a high number of positive test results for alcohol and drugs during the festive period.

The Sitges Local Police and the Mossos d’Esquadra had implemented a special operation referred to as the ‘Grèvol device’, which meant an increase in alcohol and drug controls, as well as a higher security presence.

The cliff accident in Els Colls happened on Christmas Day, in the early hours of the morning. A man who was hiking from Sitges towards Vilanova along the coastline cliff fell onto the train tracks from a height of more than 20 metres.

The man hit the stones on the road and suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Barcelona’s Bellvitge Hospital in a medical helicopter, after it had landed in an area near the the railway line that was difficult to access.

The events took place at the height of Cala Xica, near the Blaumar urbanisation. Emergency Medical Services, the Fire Brigade, the local police and the Mossos were all sent to the scene of the incident, despite the fact that it was an area inaccessible by motor vehicles. The accident meant the stoppage of the Rodalies train service between Sitges and Vilanova and delays on the entire R2 Sud line.

In addition to this accident, the local police were busy carrying out special night patrols, as part of the ‘Grèvol device’, which will continue until 6 January.

Between 16-23 December, the local police filed 13 complaints for excessive alcohol consumption, three of which were criminal in nature. They also carried out 14 drug tests, 9 of which were positive.

At the same time, during the Christmas weekend the local police carried out a special check to find a lost dog in the area of Avinguda Sofia in Sitges. The animal was finally found.

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