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Man drowns in Ria Formosa

A man drowned in the Ria Formosa estuary in Olhão on Tuesday after falling into the water following what is believed to have been an epileptic attack.

The man, said to be in his 30s, was standing on a stone wall when the epileptic attack is believed to have occurred, according to national tabloid Correio da Manhã.

Witnesses removed the man’s body from the water, but his death was pronounced at the scene by emergency teams.

His nationality was not confirmed.