The GNR Gouveia Territorial Detachment rescued on 28th September an elderly person aged 84 years, who had earlier gone missing from his home in Folgosinho, Gouveia.

After the warning given by a family member, at 14:30 hours, the GNR were mobilized in order to find the person who had left home some six hours earlier. After a search he was located at 19.00 hrs the same day about one kilometre from the residence.

He had slipped and fallen in the middle of pine needles, having been dragged into the middle of dense bush with his face down which made it impossible to ask for help.

The victim was transported by the Volunteer Bombeiros of Folgosinho to the Gouveia Health Center and later to the Sousa Martins Hospital in Guarda, where he was treated and discharged.

Around 15 military and the dog unit were engaged in  the search and rescue, plus the Bombeiros