Seven people have already died on the beaches, of which two in the Algarve

Since the start of the bathing season

Seven people have died on the beaches since the start of the bathing season, on May 1, of which two in the Algarve, the National Maritime Authority (AMN) revealed today.

There were also 373 rescues and 903 first aid actions, added the AMN.

In a statement, AMN said that two of the deaths occurred on guarded sea beaches, with the occurrence of “sudden illness” being identified as the cause of the accidents. One of these deaths occurred in Porto Santo (Madeira), in June, and the other in Nazaré (Leiria district), in July.

On unsupervised sea beaches in the Algarve, there were also two deaths in July, one in Lagos, the probable cause of which was “sudden illness”, and another in Vila Real de Santo António, due to drowning.

Two other people died of drowning in July in unsupervised maritime areas, one of which on the Douro River, in Avintes (Vila Nova de Gaia municipality, Porto district), and another on Alburrica beach, in Barreiro (Setúbal district). .

On Salgado beach, in Nazaré, a person drowned in June, before the start of the bathing season there (July 1st to August 31st).