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A young lady of 43 years died early this afternoon after falling 100 meters on Levada do Norte in the higher area of Ribeira Brava.

The British tourist, who is believed to live in Austria with her husband, has visited Madeira 3 times, and loved the levada walks. Her husband raised the alarm just after 11.30am.

Such sad news yet again, please please if you walk the levadas you must have full concentration at all times. This time of year they can be more dangerous with recent rain, very slippery under foot, and falling rocks.

Our thoughts are with her husband who looks totally devastated.