Black well rescue takes five hours

A 64-year-old woman had to be rescued from a horrible fall in an area of Penafiel known as Black Well (Poço Negro). Situated close to Bad River (Rio Mau) it is a steep, remote area, with no mobile phone coverage and very little means of access. As a result it took five hours to complete the rescue. The woman was ‘stabilised and transported to hospital’. Her only ‘luck’ was that she was accompanied by another woman who was able to raise the alarm.