It was a case of canine cavalry to the rescue in Marbella last night.

A canine unit of the  Protection Civil joined National Police in the search for an 80-year-old man who went missing in Las Chapas yesterday lunchtime

The man was found around 11.30pm by Freya, one of the canine unit’s dogs. He had suffered a fall just 500 metres from his home and was unable to move. Paramedics were able to attend to his injuries at the scene and he was later allowed to recuperate at home.