Nine drownings in just one week

In the space of just one week nine men have drowned in different tragedies in Portugal. Yesterday’s involved a teenager and his step-father who both drowned in an area of the Tâmega river known for its strong currents and many rocks. Family and friends witnessed the horror, unable to go the rescue. A team of INEM psychologists was dispatched to the scene as rescue personnel struggled to recover the bodies.