Searches resume for young Ukrainian ‘missing at sea’ from Alcobaça

Searches resume for young Ukrainian ‘missing at sea’ from Alcobaça

23-year-old arrived in Portugal as a refugee

A young Ukrainian man, who arrived in Portugal as a refugee from his war-torn country, went missing yesterday afternoon while swimming at an unsupervised beach in Alcobaça.

Searches got underway quickly, involving Martime Police, the Air Force, GNR and local firefighters.

They had to be called off at nightfall, thus renewed searches began this morning.

SIC television news says a police drone is also being used, while psychological support is being given to distraught family members.

natasha.donn@portugalresident.com