Three Irish women rescued after falling from Albufeira cliff

One of the women was reportedly “intoxicated”

Three Irish women had to be rescued by firefighters after falling from a cliff in Albufeira in the early hours of Tuesday.

According to Portugal’s Correio da Manhã tabloid, one of the women was intoxicated and slipped while sitting on the edge of the cliff.

Her two family members reportedly tried to help her but also slipped, getting stuck in the middle of the cliff, located between Rossio and Porto de Abrigo.

Authorities were alerted at 1.46am. Albufeira firefighters dispatched four vehicles and a rescue team to the scene and started the rescue operation, which also involved GNR and maritime police.

Adds CM, the women are aged 60, 41, and 29 years old and are believed to be a mother and two daughters.

Milton Rodrigues from the Albufeira fire station told CM that the women suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene, having refused further medical treatment.

By Michael Bruxo

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