Press "Enter" to skip to content

Firefighting Helicopter Used in Search of Missing Tourists

The Volunteer Firefighters of Santana were called out this afternoon to rescue a tourist who had become lost while walking between Queimadas and Achada do Teixeira, in Santana.  Due to the difficulty of the terrain the Civil Protection Firefighting helicopter was dispatched to provide aerial cover and surveillance. The Forestry Police are also engaged in the search.

Instead of returning to the start of her journey the woman become lost en route and finally phoned 112 for help. Luckily her location was identified by her phone’s GPS.

The idea was for the helicopter crew to undertake an active surveillance role and pinpoint the woman’s exact location.

Luckily the woman is well and uninjured.

Samantha Gannon

info at

Mission News Theme by Compete Themes.
Madeira Weekly