Man dies on Quarteira beach after cardiac arrest

Alert was given at 16:30 pm

A 77-year-old man died on the afternoon of this Wednesday, August 3, on the beach of Quarteira, after “allegedly” having gone into cardiac arrest, announces the National Maritime Authority. 

The alert was given at 16:30 pm and there were elements of the local Command of the Maritime Police of Faro, INEM and the Portuguese Red Cross.

According to the Maritime Authority, "the victim was rescued ashore by a popular person who was in the area, having been promptly assisted by lifeguards, who carried out resuscitation maneuvers until the arrival of INEM elements, who continued the attempts, and it was not possible to reverse the situation'.

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 the Portuguese Red Cross, following indications from the Public Ministry.

In a note, the Maritime Authority states that the Maritime Police Psychology Office has been activated and is providing support to the victim's family.