Two women were seriously injured after falling into the waterfalls of Portela do Homem, in Gerês, in Terras de Bouro. The falls occurred a few meters away from each other, which forced the reinforcement of emergency and relief means at the site.
A 43-year-old woman from Oeiras suffered injuries to her cervical spine and is still being evaluated in the emergency department of Hospital Central de Braga. It was transported by the INEM helicopter to the hospital. The second woman, 41, resident in Cascais, suffered medium-sized injuries and is said to have broken her right arm, according to JN.
In both incidents were military personnel from the GNR, the Emergency Protection and Relief Unit and the Territorial Detachment of Póvoa de Lanhoso, which integrates the posts in the village of Gerês and the village of Terras de Bouro. The Portuguese Red Cross delegations from Rio Caldo and Gerês were helping the wounds.
This year the Gerês waterfalls have registered a record of affluence, something that led Manuel Tibo, Mayor of Terras de Bouro, to warn of the dangers of these places, where several accidents have occurred.