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A foreign citizen was rescued this afternoon by Machico Municipal Fire Brigade while walking on the Levada do Castelejo, between Porto da Cruz and São Roque do Faial, with complaints after being allegedly ‘bitten’ by an insect.

The victim, a woman over 70 years old, complained of dizziness and breathing difficulties, which forced the firefighters to mobilise four crew distributed by two vehicles (a rescue ambulance and support car).

After being assisted and rescued from the trail in this levada, she was taken to the emergency room of Machico Health Center. After medical evaluation it was decided to refer the patient to the Central Hospital of Funchal.

Taken from Diario Noticias