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I will use the word Stupid will full force in the story.

6 German tourists walked the Levada Bom Sucesso in Funchal today, and stupidly decided to take a path clearly signed as no access, they later found themselves in difficulty and the alarm was raised around 1pm, when firefighters, mountain rescue and a support vehicle located them. None were injured, so did not need any medical assistance.

Last year saw many deaths on the levadas in Madeira, probably the most for some time, and still you get stupid people like this ignoring signs and risking their lives.

If you were one of the Germans on the walk, and want to give your side of the story, I am happy to listen……