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Young Italian tourist killed in latest Algarve cliff fall

A young Italian holidaymaker died after plunging 50 metres from a cliff in Sagres, Algarve in the early hours of Wednesday morning (July 20).

The 19-year-old was apparently walking with three friends along the coast when he fell, Lagos port captain Carvalho Pinto told the Resident.

Maritime police agents and fire fighters were called and recovered the young man’s body from the rocks below. Death was pronounced in the ambulance, and the body was taken to Portimão hospital’s morgue.

The incident happened near Praia da Mareta at around 2.30am.

On its website, Portugal’s maritime authority (AMN) advises people to “always keep a safe distance from the edges of cliffs” due to their “instability”. This applies especially when “weather conditions are adverse”.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com