Young survivor of accident in Madeira admitted to Intensive Care Unit


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The young man who survived the accident that caused two deaths in Madeira today, after the vehicle fell into a ravine in the north of the island, is admitted to the Intensive Care of the region’s hospital, confirmed the Health Service.

A car where three young people followed, about 20 years old, fell, this morning, a cliff, in Ribeira da Cruz, in the parish of Achadas da Cruz, on the border between the municipalities of Porto Moniz and Calheta, from a height of over one hundred meters.

In a statement, the Regional Health Service of Madeira (Sesaram) said that the survivor “was admitted at 12:45 pm, at the Emergency Department of Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça, where all necessary procedures were triggered after intervention by the EMIR teams (Rapid Intervention Medical Team) on site “.

Sesaram adds that the young man, who was seriously injured, “was taken to the Intensive Care Service where he is in a clinical situation”.

In the document, Sesaram addresses “heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the two [fatal] victims involved in the accident” and indicates that psychological support has been activated.

In the rescue operations were involved means of the fire departments of S. Vicente and Porto Moniz and Calheta, supported by the helicopter of the Regional Civil Protection Service.

The rescue of the victims’ bodies lasted several hours due to difficulties in accessing the site.


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