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Close call for off roader

Officials marking the course for an All Terrain Trek were swept off a flooded concrete bridge into the Mira River near Odemira in the Alentejo on January 7.

Occupants of the vehicle were uninjured and the vehicle was eventually winched to safety by other off road vehicles in the party.

Photographer John Oliver witnessed the event. “The officials were given a timely reminder of the forces of nature but were not harmed, although they were a little shaken by the experience,” he told the Algarve Resident.