A 70-year-old English woman was found dead in her pool yesterday afternoon, in Benaciate, São Bartolomeu de Messines.
The lady was at her home taking care of the pool while her husband was gardening in another area of the property, out of sight from his wife.
After the alert was given at 15:53, INEM arrived on the scene and tried to resuscitate the victim, but sadly death was eventually declared on the spot by the INEM doctor.
For now, the possibility of crime is ruled out. The causes of death will be determined after an autopsy is performed on the victim's body, but the GNR commented that the lady's death was not due to drowning, "but probably from a heart attack and subsequent fall into the pool".