British Man Dies In Portugal Whilst Trying To Save Daughters In The Sea

The man was pronounced dead on Calada beach. Credit: EFE

A British man has died in Portugal after trying to save his two daughters when they were dragged out to sea in Portugal whilst swimming.

A BRITISH man has died in Portugal after trying to save his two daughters when they were dragged out to sea in Portugal whilst swimming.

The man, 45, was suffering from a cardiac arrest when surfers pulled him from the sea, reported CM Portugal. Despite a nurse who was on the beach spending almost an hour trying to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday, Thursday, June 3, at around 2pm.

His daughters, who were aged nine and 12, got into difficulties whilst swimming in the ocean when they were pulled out to sea by a strong current. They have suffered only minor injuries.

Both were taken to Santa Maria Hospital, Lisbon, located approximately an hour’s drive from the beach where the incident occurred.

According to Correio da Manha, the man was a Dubai-born national and was travelling on a British passport and worked as a financial manager in Dubai.

A spokesperson for the UK Foreign Office said: “We are providing support to the family of a British man who has sadly drowned in Portugal. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”

The news comes as many beaches across Spain’s most popular tourist regions are putting their lifeguard and beach rescue services into place ahead of the summer season. Mijas has activated the use of a lifeguard drone to their beach rescue service, which will be incorporated into their 86 troops and coincide with the high season.


The Euro Weekly News is running a campaign to help reunite Brits in Spain with their family and friends by capping the costs of PCR tests for travel. Please help us urge the government to cap costs at http://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/16/ewn-champions-the-rights-of-brits-in-spain-to-see-loved-ones-again/

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