MarFunchal Front announced earlier today through their Facebook page that a bather nearly drowned this afternoon in an unguarded stretch of water close to the Orca Praia hotel in Praia Formosa. Despite today’s weather, the sea was deemed unsafe, and unfortunately, this bather nearly paid the price for disobeying the no swimming restrictions.
Luckily, a team of MarFunchal Front lifeguards were able to assist, and this story at least has a happy ending. However, they have issued a plea asking bathers to respect and obey any warnings put in place.
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