A fishing boat, with a single crew member on board, aged 43 and of Portuguese nationality, capsized yesterday morning, due to the force of a wave, close to the coast, on Vale do Olival beach, in Armação de Pêra .
Following an alert received at 10:35 am, by a person who was on the beach, members of the Portimão Maritime Police, as well as the Ferragudo Lifeguard, went to the scene.
The fisherman was saved, reaching land by his own means, with the crew from the Lifeguard Station refloating the vessel, which was then towed to the beach, with the support of the Armação de Pêra Fishermen's Association.
The owner was notified to remove the vessel from the site.
The local command of the Maritime Police of Portimão took care of the incident.