Pensioner dies after passing out in sea at Armação de Pêra beach

A 74-year-old man died on Saturday afternoon (September 25) after reportedly “feeling unwell and losing consciousness” while in the sea at Armação de Pêra beach.

Reports the national maritime authority (AMN), the victim was found unconscious in the water by lifeguards who brought him to shore and “immediately began” resuscitation efforts until INEM emergency services arrived.

Despite their efforts, the man’s death was declared at the scene. His body was transported by Silves volunteer firefighters to the Portimão morgue.