A 77-year-old man died yesterday afternoon, after going into cardiac arrest on the beach at Quarteira, in Loulé.
Following the alert received at 16:30 on Wednesday 3rd August, the Maritime Police of Faro, INEM and the Portuguese Red Cross were immediately dispatched to the incident.
“The victim was brought ashore by a member of the public who was in the area, then promptly assisted by lifeguards, who performed resuscitation until the ambulance crew arrived, who continued resuscitation attempts, but it was not possible to save the man”, explained the National Maritime Authority in a statement.
The death was declared on the spot by the INEM doctor, and the victim was then transported to the Instituto de Medicina Legal de Faro by members of the Portuguese Red Cross.
The Maritime Police Psychology Office has been assigned to provide support to the victim's relatives.