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French tourist, 65, dies at Benagil beach

A 65-year-old French tourist died from a “sudden illness” while swimming at Benagil beach in Lagoa yesterday afternoon (July 13).

According to an online statement from Portugal’s maritime authority (AMN), beachgoers noticed something was wrong and helped the man ashore, where they performed basic life support until emergency services arrived.

Attempts to revive the victim continued but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body was taken to Portimão Hospital.