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Brothers fall from cliff

Two Portuguese men fell from a cliff at Praia do Paraíso in Carvoeiro on Monday, May 30, at around 9pm.

The brothers, aged 21 and 31, were allegedly fishing when they fell from the rock and landed six metres from the sea line.

One of the man suffered injuries to his leg and back and was unable to move, having to be rescued by a Portuguese Air Force helicopter and taken to Faro hospital for treatment.

The other victim was rescued by a life-saving boat from Ferragudo’s sea rescue operations and taken to land to be assisted by the INEM emergency teams.

Commandant Cruz Martins from the Portimão Port Authority told the Algarve Resident: “The rescue operations started at around 9pm and ended at 11pm. The fact that one of the victims was unable to move due to his injuries meant the rescue operations took longer than anticipated as the emergency teams were unable to transport him by sea or land.”

A spokesman from Faro Hospital told the Algarve Resident that the man had later been transferred to Portimão Hospital and that he was likely to make a full recovery.