Scenes of searches on day three following Ms Martelo's disappearance

Body of missing woman last seen on jet ski recovered from Penafiel river

After five intense days of searches, the body of missing woman Ana Raquel Martelo, 38, has been recovered from the Tâmego river, Penafiel.

A local woman, she ‘disappeared’ last Saturday afternoon while on a jet ski on the river.

At the time, “she was riding in the company of her partner and a family member”, say reports – suggesting she must have fallen off the jetski.

Ms Martelo’s disappearance came on a weekend when a runner disappeared during a cross country run (later to be discovered dead in a ravine) and at the same time that search teams in Madeira are still looking for a hiker who vanished without trace over two weeks ago (click here). Her body has been taken for autopsy.

natasha.donn@algarveresident.com