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A woman in her 40s and an 8-year-old boy, mother and son and both tourists, recently fell around 2 pm on Monday – from a height of 20 meters as they walked along the Levada do Caldeirão Verde in Santana.

Despite the considerable height of the fall, both have only been bruised and are conscious . The fall happened about half an hour from the route between Queimadas and Caldeirão Verde.

The rescue, which had to be done with ropes, involved eight elements of Santana Volunteer Firefighters supported by two vehicles.

Two very lucky individuals…