Four people rescued from a water tank in Odeceixe

Four people were rescued from the sea this Sunday at Odeceixe beach, in Aljezur, in the Algarve. The victims are said to have entered a water tank and were swept away by the current.

The alert, received at about 1 pm through 112, said that four people were in difficulty in the water and that one would be in a pre-drowning situation.

According to the Maritime Authority, for the location the picket of the local command of the Lagos Maritime Police was immediately activated, a vessel from the Sagres Lifeguard Station, two vehicles from the “Seawatch” project, an INEM vehicle and the Volunteer Firefighters of Aljezur.

When the media arrived, the four victims had already been removed from the water with the support of surfers and were already on land. Medical assistance was also provided on the beach. The victim who inspired the most care ended up being transported “in a stable situation” to the hospital by an INEM helicopter.

Still according to the Maritime Authority, the victims – two of German nationality, one Polish and one Portuguese nationality – “were in the water when, allegedly, they entered a watercourse and were dragged by the current”.