Tourist rescued after falling five metres at Lagos’ Ponta da Piedade

A 20-year-old Czech tourist had to be rescued after falling from a cliff at the popular Ponta da Piedade beauty spot in Lagos.

The young woman was apparently visiting the area with a friend and taking pictures when she slipped and fell from a height of five metres into a hole at the edge of a cliff on Sunday morning (September 1).

The holidaymaker was rescued after a firefighting team rappelled down to her location. The rescue operation was described as “risky and complex” and took around two hours, involving 15 firefighters, police agents and INEM emergency workers.

She was taken by ambulance to Faro Hospital with injuries to the pelvic area, although she has since been described as “out of danger”.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com