ISN rescue boat
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Struggling canoeist rescued in Portimão

The crew at Ferragudo’s lifeboat station rescued a 20-year-old canoeist who was “struggling in the water” at the entrance of the Portimão breakwater on Saturday.

According to the national maritime authority (AMN), the situation was reported just before 6pm.

The canoeist was rescued and taken to the Clube Naval de Portimão pier.

“As he was well physically, the young man did not need medical assistance and left the location on his own,” AMN adds.