Scottish woman critical after 'drunken' Pisa fall

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19 May, 2014 Updated Mon 19 May 2014 10:27 CEST
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A Scottish woman is in a serious condition in Pisa after falling into the river Arno, Italian media reported on Sunday.


The 33-year-old woman was rushed to hospital with multiple fractures after falling onto the river’s cement boardwalk in central Pisa, La Repubblica reported

A fellow Scot caught the attention of passers-by, who called the emergency services, bringing in the fire brigade to rescue the tourist.

Police have opened an investigation to find out how the woman, thought to have been heavily drinking before the accident, fell into the river.

In recent years multilingual signs have been put up around Pisa to warn tourists of the dangers of the risk of falling into the Arno, La Repubblica said.

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2014/05/19 10:27

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