Tourist rescued from Carvoeiro cliff fall

A walk along the coast turned to nightmare for a 43-year-old tourist who sustained “serious injuries” after falling from a cliff onto rocks below near the Monte Carvoeiro complex on Tuesday evening (May 26).

Lagoa firefighters were called to the scene at 8.10pm and had to rappel down to the injured victim.

As they could not get him back up, he was lowered onto a maritime police boat and taken ashore in Ferragudo where an ambulance rushed him to Faro Hospital.

It is unclear, however, what caused the man, described as a Lithuanian, to fall.

According to Portimão port’s captain Santos Pereira, he was accompanied by his girlfriend when he fell off the cliff but nothing else is known.

The injured man is understood to have sustained “numerous fractures” but his condition is reported as stable.

Last week a British woman was also rescued from cliffs near Vale da Lapa, Sesmarias (Lagoa). She was walking with a friend when she slid down a steep cliff and sustained injuries to her leg. Lagoa firefighters were called to the scene and the woman, in her fifties, was taken to Portimão Hospital.