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45-year-old British father dies while trying to save girls who had problems swimming off Portugal’s beach | UK News

A Briton has died trying to save his two daughters after being dragged out to sea off a beach in Portugal.

The 45-year-old was already suffering from cardiac arrest when he was pulled from the ocean by surfers, CM Portugal reported.

Although a nurse who was on the beach spent nearly an hour trying to save him, he was pronounced dead on Calada Beach in Encarnacao shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday.

His daughters, aged nine and 12, reportedly suffered minor injuries and struggled in a strong current.

They were taken to Santa Maria Hospital in Lisbon, about an hour’s drive from the beach.

The man was a Dubai-born national who was traveling on a British passport, according to the Portuguese daily Correio da Manha.

A spokesperson for the UK Foreign Office told Sky News: “We give our support to the family of a Briton who sadly drowned in Portugal. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones.”

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This notice was published: 2021-06-03 21:41:00

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