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The rescue of a foreign tourist who was injured following a fall in the Levada do Folhadal, in Encumeada, took about hours – between 14 and 18 hours.

The 57-year-old woman was suspected of having a fractured foot and was rescued by five members of Ribeira Brava and Ponta do Sol Mixed Firefighters and two members of the Forest Police.

The woman went to the hospital.

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