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An English woman of 69 years today fell off a pathway at 25 fonts in Calheta early this afternoon.

The accident happened around 1pm when the woman fell to an area below the pathway, cutting her head and parts of her body.

13 rescuers from the volunteer firefighters of Calheta, and mountain rescue were sent along with 3 vehicles.

The woman was rescued safely and transported by stretcher to the place where the ambulance was waiting, and was then first transported to the Calheta Health Center, before being transferred to the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital in Funchal.