Irishman dies after feeling unwell in Algar de Benagil

Death was declared on the spot

A 57-year-old Irish man died on the afternoon of Monday, May 27th, after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest, after having gone swimming in Algar de Benagil (Lagoa).

The alert arrived at 14:58 pm.

According to the National Maritime Authority (AMN), the man felt unwell “when he arrived at the beach”.

Immediately, members of the local command of the Portimão Maritime Police moved to the beach, as well as the Emergency and Resuscitation Medical Vehicle (VMER) and the INEM and Lagoa Volunteer Firefighters.

«Upon arrival at Benagil beach, it was found that the victim had been removed from the interior of Algar de Benagil by a maritime-tourist vessel to the sandy beach, where he was assisted by INEM elements, who carried out resuscitation maneuvers, not and it was possible to reverse the situation», says AMN.

Death was declared at the scene by the INEM doctor, and the man was transported to the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Portimão by the Lagoa Volunteer Firefighters.

The Maritime Police Psychology Office has been activated and is providing support to the victim's relatives.