Drunk English teenager rescued from Praia da Rocha cliff fall “runs away from hospital to carry on drinking”

A young English teenager fell 20-metres backwards off a cliff in Praia da Rocha in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Despite being described by media reports as “gravely injured”, the 18-year-old is described as having “run away from hospital” after his rescue – to return to Rocha and continue drinking.

This last comment came at the foot of a small story published in Sulinformação.

It could easily be true, as a source from Portimão Hospital confirmed that the youngster had been ‘released’.

The incident happened shortly before 6am on Saturday and involved INEM ambulance services, a VMER rapid response vehicle, maritime police and Portimão firemen.