A Sligo native who was airlifted to hospital after a 100ft fall from a cliff in the Algarve is said to be in a stable condition in hospital.

The 27-year-old man, reported today in the Irish Daily Star, to be from Rosses Point in Sligo, suffered head injuries in the fall.

Police have said he was complaining of lower back pain and pain in his legs when he was taken to hospital.

The rescue operation was said to be a complex one, as it took three hours to stabilise the man and take him to Faro Hospital. The alarm was raised just after 5.45pm on Thursday evening, when friends the man was with are believed to have called emergency services.

The group of friends decided to take a small path from the bottom of the cliff to the top and it is reported the man decided to climb the cliff at some point, without proper equipment, when he slipped and fell.

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