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A diver off the coast of Calpe was lucky to escape very serious injury after being struck in the head by a jet ski which had illegally encroached into an area where powered vessels are barred.

Mikel Callejas Soria, an annual visitor to Calpe for several decades from his native Bilbao, was fishing underwater close to the Principe de Asturias paseo when he felt a massive blow to the head as he rose to the surface.


Thankfully he remained conscious and was even able to see the culprit, a jet ski with two occupants. They had fallen into the water after the impact but rather than stop and help Mikel they clambered back on their vehicle and sped off. The victim made his way to shore and received treatment at the medical centre where he required six staples in a head wound, though all agree it could have been much worse. Mikel had been filming at the time and recorded the incident; this has been passed on to the Guardia Civil who have opened an investigation.

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