Pier fall

A 65-year-old Austrian man was taken to Barlavento hospital after sustaining injuries from falling from a pier in Portimão on March 12.

According to Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã, the man, who lives in Carvoeiro, was walking along the pier when he slipped and fell.

A hospital spokesman told the Algarve Resident on Wednesday: “The man arrived in the afternoon with injuries to one leg. He had several x-rays and is still recovering in hospital.”