Tourist suffers 5 meters drop at Pico Ruivo

A tourist, apparently of Italian nationality, suffered a fall, this Sunday, while walking the path of Pico Ruivo, needing medical assistance.

The Santana Volunteer Firefighters were alerted to the incident, at around 12:30 pm. The GNR was also activated for the site, since the course is full of snow and ice, representing some danger to the rescue teams.

The man is said to have suffered a fall of approximately 5 meters and has complaints on a lower limb.

The transport to Achada do Teixeira is now almost complete. The rescue proved to be more time-consuming given the orography and the fact that there is still a lot of ice in the place. The victim will be referred to the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital for assistance.

From Diário Notícias

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