Matthias Sandeck, a spearfishing athlete since 2007 who, together with Jody Lot and Humberto Silva, was part of the new Portimão Naval Club (CNP) spearfishing team, formalized in January this year, died today while participating in the XXXII Euro Championship. -African Spearfishing, which is taking place in Denmark, told the Lusa agency source of the Portuguese Federation of Underwater Activities (FPAS), in a news report from SIC.
"A serious accident this morning caused the death of a Portuguese athlete, Matthias Sandeck, who was on his second day of deep sea fishing competition. The 31-year-old young Algarve was part of the National Underwater Fishing Team that is participating in the European Championship. African 2019 in Denmark ", says the body in a statement sent to Lusa.
According to the Federation, the causes of the accident "are yet to be ascertained"but the organization of the championship together with the FPAS "are already working to know the circumstances that led to the death of the Portuguese athlete", who lived in Lagos, Algarve.
It should be noted that the trio formed by Sandeck, Lot and Silva have been national team champions for the past three years, with Matthias Sandeck winning the Atlantic Masters in 2013.
"It was a shock and with deep sadness and dismay that FPAS became aware of this accident that caused the death of our athlete. FPAS expresses its deepest condolences to all his family and friends, expressing deep solidarity and regret at this difficult time.", it reads in the letter.