Anonymous tipoff prompts searches for three-month-old baby allegedly thrown into sea at Praia da Rocha

Authorities in Portimão are investigating an anonymous tip-off about a three-month-old baby that was allegedly thrown into the sea at Praia da Rocha yesterday afternoon (July 9).

National press reports that a rescue operation was immediately launched after the tip-off was received by Portimão’s port captaincy. Searches are being carried out by local firefighters, maritime police, the institute of sea rescues (ISN) and the Portuguese Navy.

The Resident contacted the Portimão port captaincy multiple times to confirm the reports but no one answered the phone.

We will update the story as we learn more.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com