Today, at 1:25 p.m., the Portimão Maritime Police picket was alerted that five people were being dragged along the stream, unable to return to the land at Praia do Carvoeiro, Lagoa.
The Port Captain activated a ferry and crew from the Ferragudo Rescue Station, as well as a semi-rigid Maritime Police vessel.
Six people were rescued, three of them seized by a buoy belonging to the corridor in front of the beach, two others were in the surf, with an imminent risk of drowning and a sixth person who had come to the aid of the five victims.
All the victims were rescued to Ferragudo and then transported by the firemen of Lagoa to the Hospital of Portimão, conscious, but with symptoms of exhaustion and hypothermia.
Three victims were of British nationality, with 40, 13 and 10 years. Two victims were German, 56 and 13 years old.
The National Maritime Authority recalls that in bad weather conditions and strong sea turmoil it is necessary to avoid the practice of bathing activities.