The Madeiran Volunteer Firefighters were called out this morning to locate and retrieve a body underneath the Ribeira de João Gomes bridge.
According to JM, a driver contacted the fire brigade after they passed an abandoned car parked on the side of the Via Rapida, over the bridge section. Firefighters, accompanied by a rescue team then went to the area, and luckily were able to locate the body. The Public Security Police (PSP) were also called to the scene.
The bridge, designed by António José Luís dos Reis, was completed in 1994, and is 274.5 metres long and 140 metres high.