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British tourist dies on Portuguese beach after falling ill after swimming

A British woman died in Portugal after falling ill following a dip in the sea at Penedo beach.

According to a statement from the National Maritime Authority (AMN), the alarm was triggered around 1:15 pm on Wednesday when a person reported feeling unwell after getting out of the water at the tourist beach in Albufeira, Morning mail reported.

The 45-year-old man was evaluated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Local Command of the Maritime Police of Portimão, the SeaWatchProject and the Medical and Resuscitation Vehicle (VMER) of INEM were sent to the beach.

“The elements of the Local Command of the Maritime Police of Portimão, the ‘SeaWatch’ Project and the Medical and Resuscitation Vehicle (VMER) of INEM were immediately activated”, the statement reads.

A witness on the beach at the time of the incident said that nurses at the scene fought to save the woman’s life before paramedics arrived.

“Me, my sister and someone else, both nurses, were on site. I pulled her out of the water with the support of someone else… these nurses fought to save her life before the excellent paramedics arrived on the scene,” the witness said.

The body of the unidentified Briton was transported to the Legal Medical Office in Portimão by the Albufeira Fire Department. Portimão is a port city in the Algarve region of southern Portugal and Praia do Penedo, also in the Algarve, is a beach with a first aid center and lifeguard service.

A spokesperson for the FCDO said: “We have not been approached for consular assistance, but we are ready to provide support if needed.”

In April, a British man was stabbed to death in the Algarve seaside resort of Albufeira. The 25- to 30-year-old man died after being stabbed several times next to a downtown apartment.

The Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost region and a popular tourist spot filled with beaches and tourist towns. Around 2.7 million tourists visited the Algarve in 2021.

A British woman died in Portugal after falling ill following a dip in the sea at Penedo beach.

According to a statement from the National Maritime Authority (AMN), the alarm was triggered around 1:15 pm on Wednesday when a person reported feeling unwell after getting out of the water at the tourist beach in Albufeira, Morning mail reported.

The 45-year-old man was evaluated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Local Command of the Maritime Police of Portimão, the SeaWatchProject and the Medical and Resuscitation Vehicle (VMER) of INEM were sent to the beach.

“The elements of the Local Command of the Maritime Police of Portimão, the ‘SeaWatch’ Project and the Medical and Resuscitation Vehicle (VMER) of INEM were immediately activated”, the statement reads.

A witness on the beach at the time of the incident said that nurses at the scene fought to save the woman’s life before paramedics arrived.

“Me, my sister and someone else, both nurses, were on site. I pulled her out of the water with the support of someone else… these nurses fought to save her life before the excellent paramedics arrived on the scene,” the witness said.

The body of the unidentified Briton was transported to the Legal Medical Office in Portimão by the Albufeira Fire Department. Portimão is a port city in the Algarve region of southern Portugal and Praia do Penedo, also in the Algarve, is a beach with a first aid center and lifeguard service.

A spokesperson for the FCDO said: “We have not been approached for consular assistance, but we are ready to provide support if needed.”

In April, a British man was stabbed to death in the Algarve seaside resort of Albufeira. The 25- to 30-year-old man died after being stabbed several times next to a downtown apartment.

The Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost region and a popular tourist spot filled with beaches and tourist towns. Around 2.7 million tourists visited the Algarve in 2021.

A British woman died in Portugal after falling ill following a dip in the sea at Penedo beach.

According to a statement from the National Maritime Authority (AMN), the alarm was triggered around 1:15 pm on Wednesday when a person reported feeling unwell after getting out of the water at the tourist beach in Albufeira, Morning mail reported.

The 45-year-old man was evaluated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Local Command of the Maritime Police of Portimão, the SeaWatchProject and the Medical and Resuscitation Vehicle (VMER) of INEM were sent to the beach.

“The elements of the Local Command of the Maritime Police of Portimão, the ‘SeaWatch’ Project and the Medical and Resuscitation Vehicle (VMER) of INEM were immediately activated”, the statement reads.

A witness on the beach at the time of the incident said that nurses at the scene fought to save the woman’s life before paramedics arrived.

“Me, my sister and someone else, both nurses, were on site. I pulled her out of the water with the support of someone else… these nurses fought to save her life before the excellent paramedics arrived on the scene,” the witness said.

The body of the unidentified Briton was transported to the Legal Medical Office in Portimão by the Albufeira Fire Department. Portimão is a port city in the Algarve region of southern Portugal and Praia do Penedo, also in the Algarve, is a beach with a first aid center and lifeguard service.

A spokesperson for the FCDO said: “We have not been approached for consular assistance, but we are ready to provide support if needed.”

In April, a British man was stabbed to death in the Algarve seaside resort of Albufeira. The 25- to 30-year-old man died after being stabbed several times next to a downtown apartment.

The Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost region and a popular tourist spot filled with beaches and tourist towns. Around 2.7 million tourists visited the Algarve in 2021.

A British woman died in Portugal after falling ill following a dip in the sea at Penedo beach.

According to a statement from the National Maritime Authority (AMN), the alarm was triggered around 1:15 pm on Wednesday when a person reported feeling unwell after getting out of the water at the tourist beach in Albufeira, Morning mail reported.

The 45-year-old man was evaluated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Local Command of the Maritime Police of Portimão, the SeaWatchProject and the Medical and Resuscitation Vehicle (VMER) of INEM were sent to the beach.

“The elements of the Local Command of the Maritime Police of Portimão, the ‘SeaWatch’ Project and the Medical and Resuscitation Vehicle (VMER) of INEM were immediately activated”, the statement reads.

A witness on the beach at the time of the incident said that nurses at the scene fought to save the woman’s life before paramedics arrived.

“Me, my sister and someone else, both nurses, were on site. I pulled her out of the water with the support of someone else… these nurses fought to save her life before the excellent paramedics arrived on the scene,” the witness said.

The body of the unidentified Briton was transported to the Legal Medical Office in Portimão by the Albufeira Fire Department. Portimão is a port city in the Algarve region of southern Portugal and Praia do Penedo, also in the Algarve, is a beach with a first aid center and lifeguard service.

A spokesperson for the FCDO said: “We have not been approached for consular assistance, but we are ready to provide support if needed.”

In April, a British man was stabbed to death in the Algarve seaside resort of Albufeira. The 25- to 30-year-old man died after being stabbed several times next to a downtown apartment.

The Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost region and a popular tourist spot filled with beaches and tourist towns. Around 2.7 million tourists visited the Algarve in 2021.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org