Helicopter rescues scout after cliff fall

A 31-year-old scout on a rock-climbing exercise had to be rescued by helicopter after falling several metres from the Rocha da Pena in Salir, Loulé, on December 23.

The victim was flown to hospital in Faro suffering from fractured wrists and a broken leg. The helicopter was called because access proved to be too difficult for the local bombeiros.

The injured woman was with a group of fellow scouts when the accident happened.

In August last year, a Canadian tourist, who fell some 10 metres from a spot only 100 metres away, also had to be rescued by helicopter.