According to the AMN, the 19-year-old was dragged out to sea
when he was swimming with two friends.
In a statement, AMN explains that the alert was received at
18:20, through the Lisbon Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC Lisboa), which reported three people being in difficulty in the water, on the
beach of Dragão Vermelho. Elements of the Captaincy of Porto and the Local
Command of the Maritime Police of Lisbon and of the Estação Salva-vidas of
Lisbon, as well as INEM and an aircraft from the Portuguese Air Force, were
Upon arrival at the site, adds AMN, the Maritime Police
found that two of the three people had already managed to get out of the water
by themselves and were assisted on-site by INEM.
The searches for the third person were initiated by elements
of the Captaincy of Porto and the Local Command of the Maritime Police of
Lisbon, of the Salva-vidas Station of Lisbon, of the Portuguese Air Force
aircraft, as well as of the Volunteer Firefighters of Cacilhas, of the
Volunteer Firefighters de Almada, the Praia Protegida project and the Lifeguards
The victim was found dead by members of the Cacilhas
Volunteer Firefighters, on the adjacent beach of Tarquínio-Paraíso, in the
district of Setúbal, where death was declared at the scene INEM doctor.
The National Maritime Authority said that the Public
Ministry was contacted, and the body was subsequently transported by the
Volunteer Firefighters of Cacilhas to the National Institute of Legal Medicine
and Forensic Sciences in Lisbon.