Fisherman still missing

The search for a Portuguese man who fell into the sea between Farol de Alfanzina and Carvalho beach in Lagoa council on January 19 while he was fishing is continuing.

Maritime Police Commander Cruz Martins told Lusa news agency: “Due to bad sea conditions, the searches at sea are suspended until further notice. The Maritime Police will now continue the search on land.” A helicopter has also aided the search operation.

The 65-year-old man was fishing on top of a cliff when he slid from a height of 30 metres.