Kotor – The members of the mountain club “Pestingrad”, Firefighting units of Kotor and Perast, as well as several citizens have saved after a several hours of struggle an Irish tourist Irene Lance Maria (37) who day night before yesterday fall into an abyss about 50 meters deep, above the place Ljuta in Kotor municipality.
The action of dramatic saving began about 19:30 when from Kotor police they notified firefighters about the incident, and it ended about 1 after midnight, when the severely hurt Irish women was taken to Risan hospital.
Dr. Branislav Jovic said that Irene Lance is out of life danger, she has chest and spine traumas, but she will be discharged from hospital treatment in Monday.
– During the walk with her husband and their friend, they most probably got off the track. They tried to get down to the highway, but the girl slipped and fell into the steep abyss on a very difficult terrain – said for “Vijesti” the president of the mountain club “Pestingrad” Marko Zornija, who with the member of that club Stojanka Pican took part in the action of saving.
– Some of the members of “Pestingrad” at the same time are the voluntary member of the Firefighting unit and we immediately responded to the call of the commander of Kotor Firefighting unit Eduard Kovacic and with our equipment we got into the action of saving. After we took out from the abyss the hurt guests from Ireland, we have landed her down, down a very difficult slit about 100 meters long to the path which leads towards the shore, from where we have transported her to the ambulance vehicle – said Zornija.
The commander Eduard Kovacic told to “Vijesti” that the action of saving was aggravated and that they needed an hour to get down into the abyss.
– For the next half an hour we have been taking her out, which was also difficult to pull put, because the girl was hurt. Further on, the landing of the girl in the stretcher down to the road lasted for about 3 hours. Because of the severe traumas we had to be careful during the action, in order for not to additionally complicate her condition. The doctor Nebojsa Gilic from Kotor hospital helped us giving us the instructions what to do. Only about one o’clock after midnight we have transported the girl to Risan hospital. Even though she had severe traumas she was conscious – said Kovacic. The policemen from Kotor department of security took part in as well as the local man Vojin Krtolica, and certain Matkovic who were showing the saviors where to go and how to get down to the highway.
According to unofficial information, the three of Irish tourists were staying with friends for a visit, also Irishmen, who have earlier bought a house in the lodgment Ljuta.