According to the Commander of the Southern Maritime Zone and Captain of the Port of Faro, Fernando Rocha Pacheco, the woman who “was undocumented, was removed from the water by people and assisted on the sand by the INEM doctor who confirmed the death”.

The source said that her body was removed from the water at around 15:00, about 50 minutes after witnesses saw the lady enter the water and swim.

“A towel and some personal belongings that are presumed to belong to the deceased were found on the beach”.

The causes of death will now be investigated by the Legal Medical Office of Faro, where the body was transported.